Interesting APSC 160 Midterm Stats That No One Wants to Know
Invigilating a midterm exam is boring, one fo the thing I need to do is to count the number of students that are present at the exam.
Of course, that’s still boring, so I counted other things as well.
Here are some of the statistics I’ve found with a sample size of 100 students.
23% regularly wrote with their exam paper slanted (more than 30 degrees)
40% wears glasses
Interestingly, Central Bureau of Statistics of Netherlands reports that 61% of population wears glasses or contacts, and 41% of population with age between 20 and 30 wears glasses. The number is around 32% for age between 16 and 20.
11% wrote the exam with pen
27% (Surprisingly low) brought a water bottle
13% are left handed
According to Hardyck et al. in their 1977 findings, about 10% of the population is left handed.
It is also been said that a higher ratio of left-handed people to right-handed people is found in more intelligent, talented, and over-achieving groups of people.
This make sense with our 13% because people who are intelligent are extremely likely to choose post-secondary eduction. Furthermore, they are likely to pursue fields in STEM.
12% wore watches
5% wore hats
10% wore red shirt/hoodies
This seems to be the dominant color besides black, white, or shades in between. Could this be because of the engineering colors of UBC?
30% were still writing when there was less than 1 minute left
I was bored. The data was gathered out of boredom. This post is written out of boredom.