# Construct a frequency table of the total number of rain days for each site and construct a bar graph of these data.

ENG1004 Engineering Problem Solving Principles – Assignment 2 Page 2

1. Overview

Assignment 2 (A2) is an Interim Report made up of two parts:

Part A: Statistical Analysis (100 marks)

Part B: Research in Engineering Factors (200 marks)

The purpose of A2 is to ensure that each student has considered all aspects of the problem

and is able to make informed decisions based on the facts and data available. The findings

from Part A and B of this report will be used to justify decision making for the final location

and concept design of the solution to be covered in a later assignment.

2. Part A: Statistical Analysis (100 marks)

Write a short report describing the climatic conditions experienced across the

specified sites from the data provided. Your report should be no more than

seven (7) pages, including the most appropriate charts/graphs, descriptions

and interpretations.

INSTRUCTIONS: As a team, assign each team member one (1) dataset for analysis (provided on

Studydesk). Each team member must analyse a different dataset individually based on the

techniques learned in the statistics tutorials. Note that each dataset contains data from three

locations for comparison. Include the following sections in the report:

A1 Average Rainfall (15 marks)

Use appropriate descriptive numerical summaries to describe the main features of the average

monthly rainfall for each location separately. Use an appropriate graphical summary to describe the

distribution of average rainfall across all sites and months combined (i.e. use one graph for all

‘average rainfall’ data). Graphical summary is to be supported by interpretive comments.

A2 Average Wind Gust (15 marks)

Use appropriate descriptive numerical summaries to describe the main features of the average

monthly wind gust for each site separately. Use an appropriate graphical summary to describe the

distribution of average wind gust across all sites and months combined (i.e. use one graph for all

‘average wind gust’ data). Graphical summary is to be supported by interpretive comments.

A3 Number of Rain Days (15 marks)

Construct a frequency table of the total number of rain days for each site and construct a bar graph

of these data. Use both to describe the data, and comment on its interpretation.

A4 Number of Windy Days (15 marks)

Construct a frequency table of the total number of windy days for each site and construct a bar

graph of these data. Use both to describe the data, and comment on its interpretation.

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A5 Number of Cloudy Days (15 marks)

Construct a frequency table of the total number of cloudy days for each site and construct a bar

graph of this data. Use both to describe the data, and comment on its interpretation.

A6 Temperature Range (15 marks)