Our team is working on determining the relationship between high school drop-out rates, household incomes and crime rates in different districts in Philadelphia.
Our team consists of:
– Qisheng Chen.
– Erin R. Kearney
– Heshuo Zhang
– Yi Xuan Zhou
– Linh H. Dang (me)
I use Facebook almost everyday.
A row will be an individual post.
Some of the columns would be:
– Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
– Number of likes.
– Number of comments.
– Number of shares.
– Type of post (pictures, textual statuses, videos, or shares)
– Number of words in the post.
I have worked with Excel before, but I have not used it for any data-intensive operations or tasks that require complex functions. Therefore, I have not fallen into the traps in the list yet. However, I have made mistakes that have element of number 2 and number 3.
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