Name: Technological Adeptness

 

Abstract: A simple random sample survey was conducted of 1,000 Hope College students in an attempt to determine how Hope students came to be at their level of technological proficiency, or lack there of.  The survey collected data on age, gender, urbanicity, a litany of technological questions, as well as how students perceive their technological adeptness.

 

Variables (column):

  1. Gender (0=Female, 1=Male)
  2. Age
  3. Urbanicity (type of city in which the respondent spent his formative years, 1=Urban, 2=Suburban, 3=Rural)
  4. Technology Rating (Self-perception of technology skills, 1= I can't turn on most technological devices, 5=I am confident using most basic technology, 10=I am well-known to my friends and family as the one to ask questions to about technology)
  5. Family Cell Years (the number of years at least one member of the family has had a cell phone)
  6. Family Cpu Years (the number of years at least one family member has had a computer)
  7. Family Mp3 Years (the number of years at least one member of the family has had an mp3 player or iPod)
  8. Personal Cell Years (the number of years the respondent has had a cell phone)
  9. Personal Cpu Years (the number of years the respondent has had a computer)
  10. Personal Mp3 Years (the number of years the respondent has had an mp3 player or iPod)
  11. Cell Total (the number of applications on a cell phone the respondent uses at least monthly)
  12. Cpu Total (the number of applications on a computer the respondent uses at least monthly)
  13. Mp3 Total (the number of applications on an mp3 or iPod the respondent uses at least monthly)

 

Possible Uses:  ANOVA, correlation, multiple regression

 

References: Stats 312 Project, Spring 2008