# data driven discussion wk 6

To successfully complete your discussion post, include the following:

- The title of the article, the date it was published, and a link to the article.
- A bullet-pointed summary of the purpose of the article and the problem it is trying to solve.
- A brief explanation of how the article uses descriptive statistics to communicate information, conclusions, or solutions found in the study.

**Be sure to respond to at least one of your classmates’ posts.**

**INSTRUCTIONS:**

Note: The instructions for this discussion are the same as Step 1 in your Week 9 Assignment.

To begin, 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 a future career goal. The chosen article must have a publication date during this quarter.

Example topics may include:

- Elections/exit polls
- Award shows (Oscars/Emmys/Grammys)
- Sports
- Economy/job market
- Gender equality

The article should use one or more 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

Note: Once you navigate to a publication’s website, it may be easiest to do a search with a statistics-related word (ex: standard deviation).