Statistics ( investigation report)
Course Work 2:Start 13thApril HAND IN to TURNITIN 8th May 2015 and provide a hard copy to your tutor
You have to produce aninvestigation report consisting of 3 Sections and some OPTIONAL extension work. There should be a maximum number of600 words in total for sections 1-3 and a maximum of 300 words for the extension work. Graphs and charts, which should be included in an appendix, are not included in the word count.
You must answer all the questions in Sections 1 – 3, producing the appropriate diagrams and statistics using either Autograph or Excel.
The data regarding the two indexes are given in Course Work Semester 2 Excel file on Moodle.
These indexes are intended to measure ‘well-being’ of a country.
One index is called “The Happy Planet Index” (HPI)
The other index is called “The Human Development Index” (HDI) (See Note A below for a brief summary describing these indexes)
|For each of these two indexes (SEPARATELY)you need to do the following:|
|Examining the relationship between the measures of Ecological Footprint and Gross Domestic Product (GDP):|
|Looking at some data which may be related to “well-being” :|
Table of correlations
|NOTE A::These indexes were created by two different organisations.
The HDI is constructed from measurements on life expectancy, educational attainment and income and is expressed as a value between 0 and 1.
The HPI is formed from three component measures on life expectancy, experienced well-being and Ecological Footprint
Looking back at Section 1, consider how those two indexes were formed. Explain whether or not you think they are appropriate ways of measuring well-being / human development?
Try to create your own index. Explain which measures / variables you have used to create this index.
Discuss how your index compares to the other two indexes given in section 1.