Assignment 1

Broadway Shows problem

These data are for the 18 shows produced on Broadway during the week of May 31ÐJune 6, 1993. Also listed are the type of show (play or musical), the total box office receipts generated by the show that week, the total attendance for the week, and the theater's capacity for attendance that week.

1. What are the cases here?

2. For each of the four variables recorded (type of show, receipts, attendance, capacity), indicate whether it is a quantitative or a categorical variable. , , , .

3. Create a variable representing attendance not as a raw total but rather as a percentage of the theater's capacity. Then create a dotplot of the distribution of this variable.

Which show had the highest percentage of capacity? What was that value?

Which show had the lowest percentage of capacity? What was that value?


Workshop Statistics (Rossman), p. 16


Workshop Statistics (Rossman), p. 241