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What is Stats?????. APStat Intro 2006-7. How Do You Taste?. Question: How well do our tastebuds really work? Can people perceive the difference between flavors of Skittles candy? Procedure

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What is Stats?????

APStat Intro 2006-7


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How Do You Taste?

  • Question:

    • How well do our tastebuds really work? Can people perceive the difference between flavors of Skittles candy?

  • Procedure

    • Each student will blindly taste ten Skittles candies (one at a time) and will guess which color they are tasting.


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DO IT!!!!!!

  • With Partner

  • One closes eyes, grabs one Skittle and devours it. Make a guess, write it down.

  • Partner will tell you correct color

  • X correct/incorrect box on results sheet

  • Switch roles

  • Repeat 10x


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Our Results

  • % Correct Per Person

  • Overall % Correct


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Graph it!

  • Histogram

  • Box and Whisker


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But what does it all mean?

  • Probability of guessing color if they all tasted exactly the same: _____

  • Is this a significant difference?

    • Inference


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