Lab 6: A Matter of Taste

STAT 20: Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Making Claims with Data

  • John Arbuthnot’s Question: What proportion of total births are of girls?
  • The Data: Christening records from London churches.
  • The Analysis: In all years studied, the proportion of girls was less than 50%.

  • Potential Claim: At birth, humans are more likely to be genetically male than genetically female.

But first

Please get into groups of 4. Take turns introducing yourselves.

A Matter of Taste

Your challenge: Determine whether you can affect one your teammates perception of bubble water by manipulating their experience of tasting.

Each team will have access to

  • 50 minutes (half of next class)
  • 2 cans of soda water, each one from a different flavor
  • small paper cups
  • straws
  • saltine crackers
  • other materials welcome

Things to remember

  • Be precise in your protocol.
  • Be sure your claim corresponds to your protocol corresponds to your data corresponds to your plots.
  • Before leaving today, scan both sides of the handout with a scanner app and upload to Gradescope as Lab 6.1.