An attribute is defined as a specific characteristic or feature of a given subject. When we talk about statistical attributes, we mean the specific topic or subject that we want to investigate. If we can clearly identify the statistical attributes in a research project, it helps us generate clear research questions so we can make useful conclusions.
Let's look at some examples and practice identifying statistical attributes.
What statistical attributes would need to be considered if you were trying to investigate how many pets your classmates own?
What statistical attributes could be being shown in the graph to the right?
What statistical attribute is being compared in the bar graph?
Carry out investigations of phenomena, using the statistical enquiry cycle: A conducting surveys that require random sampling techniques, conducting experiments, and using existing data sets B evaluating the choice of measures for variables and the sampling and data collection methods used C using relevant contextual knowledge, exploratory data analysis, and statistical inference.
Design a questionnaire