Module 1 – SLP
INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY
By submitting this assignment, you affirm that it contains all original work, and that you are familiar with Trident University’s Academic Integrity policy in the Trident Policy Handbook. You affirm that you have not engaged in direct duplication, copy/pasting, sharing assignments, collaboration with others, contract cheating and/or obtaining answers online, paraphrasing, or submitting/facilitating the submission of prior work. Work found to be unoriginal and in violation of this policy is subject to consequences such as a failing grade on the assignment, a failing grade in the course, and/or elevated academic sanctions. You affirm that the assignment was completed individually, and all work presented is your own.
The assignment this week is to collect quantitative data for a minimum of 10 days from ONE of your daily activities. Some examples of data collection include:
The number of minutes you spend studying every day.
The time it takes to cook meals each day.
The amount of daily time spent talking on the phone.
The amount of time you drive each day.
The data will constitute a sample of your daily activity. In a paper (1- to 3-page typed Word document), describe the data you are going to collect and how you are going to keep track of the time. Within the paper, incorporate the concepts we are learning in the module, including (but not limited to) probability theory, independent and dependent variables, and theoretical and experimental probability. Discuss your predictions of what you anticipate the data to look like and events that can skew the data. Collect data for at least 10 days. Include at least 3-5 days of data with your SLP 1 submission. Continue collecting data for the remaining days for use in SLP 2. Do you think the data will provide a valid representation of these activities? Explain why or why not.
Submit your paper at the end of Module 1. Future SLP assignments depend on this data and thus this assignment needs to be completed early in the session.
SLP Assignment Expectations
Answer all questions posted in the instructions. Use information from the modular background readings and videos as well as any good-quality resource you can find. Cite all sources in APA style and include a reference list at the end of your paper.
Note about page length: Your ability to clearly articulate and explain these concepts is being assessed. The page length is a general guideline. A 3- or 4-page paper does not necessarily guarantee a grade of “A.” An “A” paper would include detailed information and explanations of all the assignment requirements listed above. The letter grade will be based upon demonstrated mastery of the content and ability to articulate and apply the concepts in the assignment. Keep this in mind while writing your paper.
Your paper should follow the academic writing format and APA format given in "Writing Style Guide" and "Writing Workshop" on TUI web portal "My resources" tab.
Module 1 – SLP