Mrs. Clarkson statistics class worked on various random sampling projects. This article presents an overview of the surveyed topics this year students conducted and recorded.
How much does the average male or female teenager texts?
By Luca Grippi and Marissa Ressler
This survey is based on seven males and seven females. They were asked how many times a day they text and how long they pick up the phone and look at it. Who do you think texts more?
The average male teenager picks up his phone nearly nine and half times a day for a total of three minutes each time. The average female picks up her phone for more than nine and half times for an average of seven minutes. So if you guessed female, you were correct.
Average Hours of Sleep per Night
By Ryan Deporter and Madison Dormer
Twenty-one average high schoolers were surveyed and on average, males get 1.26 more hours of sleep than females. Teenagers overall get an average of 6.83 hours of sleep.
It is obvious that youths are not getting the recommended eight hours of sleep. Is it because of the stress, increased workloads, modern media?
How long does it take for YC Seniors to drive to school
By Alejandra De Jesus Pinto and Theodore Trapeni
Twenty-eight York Catholic seniors were surveyed on the amount of time they spend daily driving to school in the mornings. The following school districts or regions all represent the random sample of participants: Central, Dallastown, Dover, Maryland, North Eastern, Red Lion, Southwestern, Spring Grove, Suburban, Susquehanna, West Shore, and York City. Below are two tables, the top one represents the number of students in each district or region, the bottom one represents the amount of time spent traveling to school from each specific district or region.
Preferred Extracurricular Activity
By Emily Gruszczynski and Catherine Putnam
There are numerous extracurricular activities available at York Catholic and almost everyone is involved in something. What is the most popular here at York Catholic? Seventy-five students within the sophomores, juniors and seniors classes, completed the survey and chose between sports, theater, music, or other clubs. The sports category won by a landslide with 52%. However, this was easy to predict since there are many sports and most people participate in at least one. Whether this was their favorite type of extracurricular was the true test and it seemed to ring true. Second and third places were much closer together with music at 20% and theater at 19%. Meanwhile the other clubs category, including organizations such as student council and NHS, only amounted to 9%. This was expected as well. Though most students are members of a miscellaneous club, it’s rare for that to be their favorite activity. In total, 39 students chose sports, 15 chose music, 14 chose theater, and 7 chose other clubs.
Car owners vs non owners – Drivers vs non drivers
By Catherine Vizzard and Gus Landis
In surveying a random sampling of students in York Catholic’s senior class it was determined that a high number of students (75%) drive to school every morning. However only 37.5% of students surveyed. personally own their cars. That means that, following the rules of percentages, only 28% of drivers own their own cars.
How much time does seniors spend on social media on weeknights and weekends?
By Brady Wilking and Katie Siple
Our survey of homeroom 106, which is made up of 21 students was conducted to figure out on average how much time the typical senior student spend on social media websites on weeknights and how much time is spent on social media on weekends. The data collected from the results shows that the majority of senior students spend less time on average on social media websites on weekdays opposed to weekends. Of the 21 students surveyed 12 students spent a total of 2 hours or less on social media websites on weekdays. In addition, a total of 14 students of the same group said they spend more than 2+ hours on social media websites per night on the weekend. This data clearly shows that on average senior students spend more time on social media on the weekends than on week nights.
How Much TV Does the YC Seniors Watch?
By Nick Kiel and Mara Caruso
This stats project was based on sampling the seniors of YC how many hours of TV they watch a day and then find the average they watch a week. We decided to use Stratified Random Sample as our sampling method and start with the 7th person on the senior roster and then ask every 7th person until the end. We ended up with 13 subjects and we asked them to fill out on average how many hours a day they watch TV. Our results concluded that on average the YC seniors watch eleven hours and fifteen minutes of TV per week. On average the seniors watch five hours and fifteen minutes of TV on the weekends and then seven hours during the week, with Friday being the most popular day of the week.
Average time York Catholic seniors spend driving on the weekdays.
By. Paul Weisser and Anne Lehr
Studies over the past years have shown a steady increase in amount of time young people spend driving. How could this increase in time driving impact our youth? Twenty-five students of the senior class were randomly selected to take a small survey asking them about their driving habits and extracurriculars. The survey found that seniors spend between 10-200 minutes with a standard deviation of 46.27 minutes driving on a given day, having an average of 85.2 minutes. Also, high school seniors participates in an average of 3.92 extracurriculars, within the range of 0-14 and standard deviation of 3.04 extracurriculars at YC. In most cases, as the number of extracurriculars went up, so did the number of minutes spent driving. Although our country’s youth may only see the benefits and freedom of this increase in driving, it can have some consequences that most do not think about, such as increased car accidents.
Seventh grade sleeping habits
By Katie Haskell & Dong Kim
Curious about how much sleep the youngest bunch of the YC family gets, they gave a homeroom of 17 seventh graders a 2-question survey. The survey asked only the person’s gender and how many hours of sleep they get every night. Out of the 9 boys and 8 girls, the majority of them got the advised 8 hours of sleep every night recommended by major health organizations for growing pre-teens. Only one of the students got as little as 5 a night, which the seniors advised him to work on since sleep deprivation normally hits stressed students in higher grades. The highest number was 9 hours of sleep every night. Hearing that this student gets 9 hours of sleep strikes envy into the heart of any student who stays up to ungodly hours completing assignments. The average number of hours for both males and females was 6; sleep researchers say the required amount for 12-18 year -old is between 8 and 10.
Comparison of 8th grade, 10th grade, and 12th grade social media usage
By. Meredith Beecher and Kathleen Byrne
This survey is based on one eighth grade homeroom, one tenth grade homeroom, and one twelfth grade homeroom. The questions asked were, “how many hours a day do you spend on Twitter?”, “How many hours a day do you spend on Instagram?”, and “How many hours a day do you spend on Facebook?” For the eighth grade the average for hours spent on Twitter was .0526, Instagram was 1.65, and Facebook was .131. For the tenth grade the average of hours spent on Twitter was 1.020, Instagram was 1.604, and Facebook at .75. For the twelfth grade the average of hours spent on Twitter was .67, Instagram was .75, and Facebook at .0107. In the graph for the twelfth grade you see that Facebook and Twitter use are pretty even whereas Facebook is measurably higher. For the graph of the tenth grade, Facebook is the smallest, with Twitter being slightly larger in height. The eighth grade graph clearly shows that Twitter is neglected whereas Instagram is used widely as well as Facebook. In the graph for all grades we see that Twitter is used most among sophomores, seniors come in second, and eighth graders in third. For Instagram usage eighth grade leads, with sophomores in second, and seniors in third. For Facebook the tenth grade shows that they use this form of social media far more than the eighth graders who use it a little, and the seniors who are barely visible on the graph. The centers are fairly accurate and orve to match the means well.