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Travel Survey
Generated Dec 17, 2012 by mulcahy.elissa@student.ccm.edu

This report will focus on the data below, which was collected via a StatCrunch survey about travel.

1. What is your preferred method of transportation?
Car
Bus
Train
Plane
2. How many states have you been to?

3. Have you ever travelled out of the country?
Yes
No
4. What is the continent you have most frequented?
(North America (Canada), South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa)
5. Who do you prefer to travel with?
No one
Family
Significant Other
Friends
6. What is the average amount that you spend on a trip?

7. What is the longest continuous trip that you have been on? (in days)

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This chart illustrates the different types of transportation that people prefer.  We can see that the method of transportation with the largest preference was the car with 68.97% and the second most popular method of transporation was the plane, 24.14% (7/30).

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In this stem and leaf plot, we observe that the highest number of states travelled to was 44. The lowest was 3. The mean of the number of states travelled out of 30 participants of this survey was 18.296.

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We are shown in this graph the number of people who have been out of the country versus those who have not. We see that 19/30 have travelled out of the country while 17/30 have not. I found it interesting that the results were very close. Before conducting this survey I expected the percentage of people that have travelled out of the country to be higher.

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In this pie chart, we can see that Europe was the continent most frequented (26.67%) by those surveyed. There were 23.33% of those surveyed that have never been out of the country. This chart correlates with the previous question. Also, we can see that the second most frequented continent was North America (Canada), 20%, while Asia was the lowest, at 6.67%.

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This bar graph shows the the percentage of people that prefer to travel with family, friends, alone, or with their significant other. Out of 30 samples, 56.7% prefer to travel with family, 16.7% prefer friends and their significant other, and 10% prefer traveling alone.

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In this table, after asking the question of how much does one usually spends on a trip, the response ranged from \$2 to over \$1000. The mean of these responses was 488.08, the median was 500, and the Standard Deviation was 291.50.

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In this table, we can see the average number of days that one has been on a trip is approximately 16.1 days.

My initial plan in conducting this travel survey was to see the percentage of people that have travelled out of the country versus those who have only travelled within the United States. So often people experience the beauty of other countries, but do not realize the beauty that is within their own. I found it interesting that the majority of those surveyed prefer the car over the plane, train, or bus as their method of transportation. Also, it was interesting to note that the majority prefer to travel with family instead of alone, with friends, or with a significant other. I definitely would agree with this result because long trips with someone not related to you can often create unwanted tension! Family is always a safe bet.

After conducting this survey, I realize that I should have been more specific in the question of how much money is usually spent on a trip. Many people could travel a day and spend \$100, while others could travel for two weeks and spend a considerably more based on the longevity of the trip. Also, I felt it was very interesting to see the results of those who have travelled out of the country versus those that have not travelled out of the country.  Only one person has come close to visiting all 50 states (44) while the lowest number of states visited was, 3.

Result 1: Pie Chart   [Info]

Result 2: Stem and Leaf   [Info]
 ```Variable: Q2 How many states have you been to? Decimal point is 1 digit(s) to the right of the colon. 0 : 34 0 : 7789 1 : 00014 1 : 55778 2 : 0113 2 : 6 3 : 003 3 : 56 4 : 4 ```

Result 3: Column Statistics - Q2   [Info]
Summary statistics:
 Column n Mean Variance Std. Dev. Std. Err. Median Range Min Max Q1 Q3 Q2 How many states have you been to? 27 18.296297 116.60114 10.798201 2.0781147 17 41 3 44 10 26

Result 4: Q3 Barplot   [Info]

Result 5: Q4 Pie Chart   [Info]

Result 6: Q5 Bar plot with data   [Info]

Result 7: Histogram with sliders - Q6   [Info]

Result 8: Column Statistics - Q6   [Info]
Summary statistics:
 Column n Mean Variance Std. Dev. Std. Err. Median Range Min Max Q1 Q3 Q6 What is the average amount that you spend on a trip? 25 488.08 84977.16 291.50842 58.301685 500 998 2 1000 250 700

Result 9: Mean/Std. Dev. vs Median/IQR - Q7   [Info]

Result 10: Column Statistics - Q7   [Info]
Summary statistics:
 Column n Mean Variance Std. Dev. Std. Err. Median Range Min Max Q1 Q3 Q7 What is the longest continuous trip that you have been on? (in days) 21 16.095238 64.190475 8.011896 1.748339 14 31 3 34 10 21