PROJECT 1: SIMPLE DATA ANALYSIS & COMPARISON

REPORT GUIDELINES
Winter 2016
v. 1.5
The final project report is due on
MARCH 11, 2016 BY 3:00 PM EST
This document contains general guidelines for the preparation of the Project Report I. Please note, that the guidelines are
general and for the sake of consistency all students are encouraged to follow them. However, it is quite possible that some
project contents and results are better stated in a different format/structure. In such cases, students should develop
appropriate modifications to the outline below and inform the instructor. Finally, if you have any questions or need any
clarifications, please email or make appointment to discuss.
THE DATA
The report is a summary of your work on the three data sets you have been assigned to analyze. The original data has been
provided in a form of an Excel spreadsheet, where data sets are arranged as columns. Data in each of the columns has been
generated from a different probability distribution each. Data sets are available in Resources>PROJECT 1>DataSets. You have
to locate the assigned file by the folder with the same name as two first letters in the assigned file name.
REPORT STRUCTURE
The report has to have all of the sections listed below, unless it is indicated otherwise (e.g., some sections are marked as
optional, meaning that you may decide to include them, even though they are not mandatory). In summary, a report should
consist the following elements/sections:
 Cover page
 Table of contents (optional)
 Executive summary
 1. Introduction
 2. Project work
o Data
o Analysis Approach/Procedures
 3. Results/Discussion
 4. Conclusions
 References
COVER PAGE: Project title, due date & name of the author (e.g., your name)
TABLE OF CONTENTS: Optional
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Maximum one page summarizing the key results and findings of the project work.
I. INTRODUCTION [0.5 pages]
Explain briefly how simple data analysis methods you are to use in this project can be used in your chosen engineering
discipline and for what purpose. Provide examples. What are the benefits and limitations of such analysis?
II. PROJECT WORK [4-6 pages]
Provide the details of the work carried out (i.e., what) and tools of analysis used (i.e., how), create corresponding subsections. See Table on

next page for summary of the details of required analysis.
ENG 85-222 S1 TREATMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL DATA
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WHAT TO DO FOR EACH DATA SET JOINTLY FOR ALL DATA SETS
Descriptive statistics:
 Range, min, max, count
 Mean, median, mode
 Standard deviation
 Kurtosis & skewness
Show formulas/procedures
and explain calculation
process
Summary table
Confidence intervals (95 & 99%)
 Mean
 Standard deviation
Show formulas/procedures
and explain calculation
process
Histogram 3 Graph Summary graph
Empirical rule (calculate % of
data points falling into ± 1, 2 and
3 std. dev.)
– Summary table
5-number summary:
 Min, Q1, median, Q3, max
– Summary table
Box plots (use the included Excel
file to generate the plots). You
may also use another means (e.g.
web applet or other software)
– Summary graph
Normal probability plot 3 graphs Summary graph
Time series graph (create a
column of consecutive numbers)
3 graphs –
It is assumed that you will use MS Excel to perform most of your calculations and create graphs. All calculations, graphs, etc.
that you generated to create your report have to be saved in your Excel spreadsheet, as you will have to submit it together
with your report on Blackboard. When graphing in Excel:
 Make sure that you do not use the graph default settings and change them to suit your needs (fonts, colors, etc.)
 When copying graphs make sure they have no boxes around them; in summary graphs use color to distinguish
among data sets
 All figures (and tables, too) have to be numbered and have captions (figures below, tables above)
 Individual graph size (without caption) should not exceed 1/3 of the page; make size of all your graphs the same.
 In general, pay close attention to the clarity of information conveyed (legibility) and graph aesthetics.
III. RESULTS/DISCUSSION [1-2 pages]
Here you can explain the significance of your findings by relating what you discovered about the data sets you have been
assigned. You should address the following:
 What can be said of the data sets in terms of variation, means, distributions?
 Can you identify the distributions from which the data originated (e.g., Normal or not?)
 Comment on the effectiveness of the format of the information (e.g., graphs or tables) compared to raw data.
IV. CONCLUSIONS [0.5-2 pages]
In this last section you focus on the main things you have learned from the investigation and, if appropriate, on the practical
applications of your investigation. In short, this section should include:
 Summary (restated) of the project problem and a brief summary of the results
 Recommendations on future work on this topic based on the results
REFERENCES
Throughout your report refer to the specific parts of the textbook, providing guidelines regarding analysis techniques (e.g.,
graphs or calculations) you are using. You may also include any other, relevant references. Use the following format (also
called Harvard style) in listing references in the alphabetical order:
[1] Author(s), Publication/Book title, Journal/Publisher, Year (and page numbers if it is a technical paper)
[2] Website XYZ <http://address.com> viewed on a particular date DD-MM-YY
Please remember, that while this section contains a list of references, calls to those references should be placed whenever
appropriate throughout the report. Commonly used general rules of citing sources and references can be found at the
following website

Research, Writing, and Style Guides (MLA, APA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard, CGOS, CBE)

Data set 1 Data set 2 Data set 3
105.3951339 161.0431227 116.3405161
113.9901658 199.6429334 87.42300136
80.75942926 173.3787042 140.1610009
114.0732993 124.1676077 114.0986231
80.31337327 197.0610675 59.2355266
63.56757492 140.2172918 101.613148
161.4258852 104.9378948 75.91829697
78.471977 145.6434828 149.1758442
178.9998467 119.8706015 62.78330627
52.65350208 188.2961516 182.8470093
146.1478407 114.7038179 94.89601237
69.82596713 166.0237434 114.5041099
94.55979491 112.2898038 41.61316863
94.29269337 126.679281 51.22248038
53.5013103 185.482345 121.071196
84.85261585 168.1173132 76.976369
141.3595558 157.1306497 69.99816858
50.20032202 138.1878109 91.03017672
144.6588047 100.0854518 84.22448471
85.60097083 134.7422712 74.78645355
37.74206359 137.2020631 30.20735474
64.6417109 105.630665 62.63770754
166.1630111 141.3281655 156.1210982
74.53229525 148.710593 182.4381459
70.26849314 135.319071 160.8455366
124.9762707 111.8259224 152.0797357
92.71336151 192.0255135 118.9693253
46.55820501 192.834254 127.8140647
82.66259809 134.2936491 61.66200162
115.3479277 139.5794549 143.1680292
85.58649281 134.9803156 30.81983121
154.1238478 149.9191259 187.371518
86.92824192 116.9377728 77.3131492
-50.97903088 171.7062899 95.3011411
131.9299147 153.0167547 97.83904059
112.0124071 102.7863399 37.85850165
85.91585495 166.0664693 115.2057055
142.3999268 191.0214545 53.05878429
112.7022872 128.9376507 77.70712525
75.42031451 134.2478713 94.52858788
81.42874347 164.4886624 107.1750605
49.04064806 180.3308206 75.36035607
170.1384806 145.5641346 170.2082616
180.2685918 127.1126438 96.43508204
75.05181568 195.0193793 98.97231646
163.6593882 122.4494156 73.73232077
132.4411985 185.7051302 132.2050482
115.1364873 164.1956847 102.7849978
68.50258412 140.4675436 138.7702926
65.34054389 100.1922666 100.2461263
42.07339569 132.166509 56.63521304
78.31995984 128.3028657 -3.040110844
64.10484755 183.6512345 157.1471446
22.1784492 196.3774529 82.6663327
178.5377779 167.772454 105.128237
14.14238139 102.2553179 78.70963853
64.78219373 107.3763237 55.00763816
88.70668492 193.8047426 64.32206899
84.07428166 175.3257851 74.67359663
135.824246 168.8650166 144.1045472
72.53095216 194.4639424 191.0533345
78.11097501 175.2922147 98.24908059
79.09768013 137.6445814 135.1337007
112.2122856 110.9378338 177.184518
87.4015657 127.7169103 130.044805
137.0425482 123.6518448 105.9156264
147.3284899 137.5377667 91.28290256
100.4217043 111.2887967 33.5003622
110.174108 189.9563585 148.1016059
148.7836587 121.7017121 139.1760864
187.760327 157.8234199 111.3324006
99.20647156 152.7359844 107.4680997
154.1238478 163.9881588 123.3302785
103.0609499 152.2476882 116.3993491
123.5312825 181.3074129 123.8317398
110.2658873 118.0852687 143.9933274
75.54810989 132.6273385 118.5487465
139.3876803 198.1048006 93.84474449
23.36411196 190.8078249 47.3511707
139.7068106 190.1547288 72.46454768
142.7662258 178.6889248 50.1494699
126.6236441 142.0850246 112.4231633
11.44240994 169.1305277 69.31110218
57.32565594 151.7502365 71.02227098
100.8830057 184.9818415 101.2170744
74.27332801 167.0003357 102.5160034
118.0477457 199.0966521 96.87346417
121.8968012 185.6868191 61.32435172
82.10885224 134.3180639 58.97543386
100.8244797 155.6627094 108.7241062
175.712569 163.5090182 59.76717173
85.36164867 174.7795038 96.22783662
83.5785502 109.5126194 103.9725535
89.67047077 190.8871731 55.81185885
167.7669505 145.188757 134.4975888
68.85783276 101.8372143 96.06197889
106.7709038 193.3805353 180.9537141
-15.52128854 155.4857021 119.9901024
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78.73271127 149.6780297 109.2262837
183.1867055 168.7307352 148.2114956
77.77711087 132.2672201 99.2030439
60.55206753 191.5890988 55.98999476
112.5090082 101.10477 63.01055489
111.0518954 118.3721427 112.323045
81.62345491 104.0467544 5.457207205
48.12152408 121.9306009 128.7282774
50.09851546 138.9416181 127.3985506
95.84772468 125.122837 111.9018523
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204.8752893 100.7904294 130.9936524
159.4413223 145.9944456 104.667703
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113.2837613 110.974456 111.755742
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170.6062792 117.505417 126.2228127
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15.1614702 197.4059267 181.6580723
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88.35465931 189.3551439 126.5498215
120.2907131 158.7939085 199.2559762
48.70586306 120.4016236 158.3229848
122.9962097 116.0954619 58.87106934
65.60396198 190.9237953 59.7055762
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30.1615162 173.7662893 47.01536252
110.3012894 187.4996185 30.41301423
102.0438051 191.7874691 130.92822
64.99685722 147.3006378 145.7362148
186.4600679 117.8319651 115.8524074
183.8808319 170.3054903 39.80919726
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137.5813556 177.4834437 181.3941882
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42.51203361 100.5035554 132.1663323
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