# AQA GCSE Statistics Coursework

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#1
HEY!!

Over the next 2 weeks I have to complete my statistics coursework but I'm not quite sure how to start it. My hypothesis is "the more populated an area is the higher the unemployment rate. Overall females have a higher unemployment rate than males".

So does anyone know how I can start it? I am planning to do a scatter graph and Spearman's Rank Correlation Coefficient. But do you know how standard deviation or Normal Distribution can fit into this?

Any suggestions would be very helpful to me and can you also please suggest anything else I can do?

Thank you
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7 years ago
#2
Hi, i'm also doing the same coursework and i'm really stuck too!
Well you can start off by collecting data from the two websites that you should already know (if you don't tell me and i'll give you their names), collect population, unemployment in general, unemployment in males, in females and whatever else you need for your hypothesis.
Then you have to do a sample and choose an appropriate sample size to make your data more manageable.
Oh also what i forgot to say was along with your hypothesis you also have to do a method which is basically a plan of what you're going to do in the courework.
After all that you can start drawing graphs and doung calculations but without the data you won't be able to do either!
Hope this helped!!
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7 years ago
#3
Hey, I finished my controlled assessment task last week and have a written assessment on my result tomorrow, do you have any idea how i could answer the question "Suggest two different things that you could have done to extend or develop your investigation. Write down how one of these would have added to your task"? I really don't know what I could answer for this question because I feel that i have done all that i could. Thanks
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7 years ago
#4
(Original post by EliseWoods)
Hey, I finished my controlled assessment task last week and have a written assessment on my result tomorrow, do you have any idea how i could answer the question "Suggest two different things that you could have done to extend or develop your investigation. Write down how one of these would have added to your task"? I really don't know what I could answer for this question because I feel that i have done all that i could. Thanks
Suggest how you could add another variable to investigate in your hypothesis and say what data you would have collected and what you'd have done if you had chosen to test that variable. Sorry I know it's not too useful but it's all I can say about it. Good Luck!!
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#5
thank you for replying but i didnt see it ha
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6 years ago
#6
How come you guys get 2 weeks and we get 2 days...?!
I am doing IGCSE AQA which is the same topics as GCSE...
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6 years ago
#7
Mine controlled assessment is tomorrow but I have no clue what will even be on it, I cant find any past papers. Can anyone help me out?
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