# Statistics Expert, Normal Distribution Project

Directions: In this portfolio project, you will be collecting a set of data and
analyzing the characteristics of the distribution. Provide yourself with plenty of time
to complete step 1.
Part 1
Collect a set of data with at least 30 data points. The data should be quantitative,
which means that it should be measured using numbers. You can be as creative as
you’d like, but here are some suggestions for things that you can survey.
• the heights of a large number of people
• the number of pages in a set of books on a bookshelf
• the number of hits earned by different professional baseball players in a
season
Part 2
Create a visual representation of your data. If the data is continuous, use a
histogram. If the data is discrete, use a bar graph. Make sure to label the axes with
appropriate titles and incorporate the appropriate scale on each axis.
Part 3
Respond to the following questions.
1. What are the mean and standard deviation of the set of data?
2. Does the data follow a normal distribution? Be sure to mathematically justify