Hello welcome back to my blog! We have just finished another scimatics project about correlation and causation. This project seemed to go by very fast which means it’s getting closer to Christmas! But anyway back to the project, the driving question was ‘How are correlation and causation different?’. So me and my partner Fraser answered that in our video that we created on correlation and causation. Before I say anything else here is our YouTube video which will catch you up on this projects subject.
For milestone 3 our task was to create a survey with at least 10 questions that we could potentially use for our correlation and causation graphs. As we showed in our video our we created over 15 questions to do with screen time and time spent with people like family, friends and pets. But because we only needed a few charts we only ended up including 3 questions which turned into screen time Vs number of siblings, screen time Vs time spent with family, and age Vs screen time. Then in our video we showed the results of those survey questions which we put into graphs.
Milestone 4 & 5:
The other two important milestones for this project were Milestone 4 and 5. For Milestone 4 we had to actually make the graphs. To do this we had to collect all the answers that we received from the survey and create graphs to show the correlation and causation between the different questions. As you could see in our video we showed all of our graphs along with explaining everything you needed to know about correlation and causation. Milestone 5 was also an important Milestone because this was the actual presentation or video presentation which we had to show to the class. We had a choice of wether we wanted to create a video to show or just a slideshow to present, so we chose a video. In order to create a video we had to first make a slideshow in keynote, then after we finished that and made sure it include all the information we moved onto the next step. The next step was to create the script which we would voice over onto the slideshow to create the video up top.
Planning and Conducting:
I think we did this competency pretty well even though we had a hard time finding questions which actually correlated. We used the survey results and showed our correlations in our video. I think if we wanted to extend on this even more we could have tried to find more correlations but we found 2 and confirmed that they correlated.
Communicating and Representing:
In our video we showed images and examples while we had our voices talking everyone through everything including helping the audience understand wheee the correlation and causations are. Because we did this and extended on it I think we did a good job. We would have added more examples in the actual video to help explain correlation and causation better but other then that I’m happy with the results.
Applying and Innovating:
Me and Fraser used all of our class time to do the needed work and to work ahead with our extra time. By doing this we were finished our slideshow and ready to record just under a week before it was due. We also worked together to get through some challenges that we ran into throughout this project.
In the end I’m very happy with how our video turned out. I think it met the requirements and more as we did put lots of effort into the video and slideshow. I hope you learned something new in this post and or in our video because I sure learned a lot throughout this project. Before you go make sure you go check out Fraser’s blog and see what he thought about this project.
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