5.6 Assignment

Imagine you are a researcher who has collected data from 25 children of varying ages. Their ages range from newborn (0 years and 0 months) to 11 years and 11 months.

You want to convert their ages in years and months to ages in months. For example, a child who is 2 years and 3 months old would be recorded as 27 months old (2 years * 12 months/year + 3 months).

Download your dataset from Canvas in the folder for this lab. Your dataset is labelled with your name. It is important that you download only your data, since it is different from other students’ data.

Use the skills you have learned in this lab to create a new variable that contains each child’s age in months. Find the mean and standard deviation of this new variable and report each to 2 decimal places on Canvas.

As a reminder, you must complete this assignment independently, with no assistance from your classmates.