# Assignment: Descriptive Statistics

**Assignment: Descriptive Statistics**

Due Week 7 and worth 140 points

Visit one of the following newspapers’ websites: __USA Today__, __New York Times__, __Wall Street Journal__, or __Washington Post__. Select an article that uses statistical data related to a current event, your major, your current field, or your future career goal. The chosen article must have a publication date during this quarter.

The article should use one of the following categories of descriptive statistics:

- Measures of Frequency - Counting Rules, Percent, Frequency, Frequency Distributions
- Measures of Central Tendency - Mean, Median, Mode
- Measures of Dispersion or Variation - Range, Variance, Standard Deviation
- Measures of Position - Percentile, Quartiles

Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:

- Write a summary of the article.
- Explain how the article uses descriptive statistics.
- Explain how the article applies to the real world, your major, your current job, or your future career goal.
- Analyze the reasons why the article chose to use the various types of data shared in the article.
- Format your paper according to the
__Strayer Writing Standards__. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.

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