Need data for a statistics project.. Please help!

  • ShanksE

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    Feb 12, 2011 1:05 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I needed some help on my statistics project. I am collecting data about people's wingspan (fingertip-to-fingertip distance) and their heights to see if there is any correlation between the two. Can you guys please check and let me know the following:

    First name:
    Wingspan (in inches or cm):
    Height: (in inches or cm):

    A few items to watch out for. Please do make sure you have your arms outstretched and parallel to the ground as you make the measurement. Do measure the distance from the tips of your middle finger.

    Thanks so much guys! icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 12, 2011 8:18 PM GMT
    OK, for you anything.

    Doug :
    height 6ft (71.5 inches)
    wingspan 71.5 inches ...lol, what does this mean?

    Bill:
    height 5 ft 10 inches
    wingspan 71.25 inches ......what the...?

    OK enlighten us now. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 12, 2011 8:31 PM GMT
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    Feb 12, 2011 8:52 PM GMT
    NO! You mean Bill and I are one person with four arms n legs?

    ..uh oh. *looks at laundry with the two legged only jeans and two arms only shirts*

    I'll have to borrow Mom's sewing machine and I haven't a clue how it works.

    -Doug

  • ShanksE

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    Feb 12, 2011 9:08 PM GMT
    meninlove - u gys are fabulous.. Love you.. Thanks so much for helping.. Yeah and the brit officer is kinda right.. Im statistically trying to see if there is a correlation between wingspan and height,... In rock climbing, its apparently called 'the ape ratio' but i may be wrong.. I have to analyze the data once i get enough data points and then correlate the two ...

    On a side note.. Its about time 1# came up with a mobile app. I am in my lab so accessing the site thru my cell phone. I have to type blind coz half the screen is not visible.. So hope there arent too many typos..

    thanks again guys.. Please keep the data coming in..
  • ShanksE

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    Feb 13, 2011 1:47 PM GMT
    Its a nice sunday morning, so I was wondering if you guys could share some data with me! So go on guys, go ahead and measure yourselves and do let me know!
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    Feb 13, 2011 2:09 PM GMT
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8793422
  • ShanksE

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    Feb 13, 2011 2:31 PM GMT
    Hey Ganymede!

    Thanks for the resource. I'll definitely look up that reference you've sent. The objective of my experiment is slightly different though. I haven't mentioned it here because I do not want to bias the data.
    May I know your wingspan and height please?
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    Feb 13, 2011 2:37 PM GMT
    ok,

    height: 176 cm
    wingsp: 178 cm

    - Thor
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    Feb 13, 2011 2:38 PM GMT
    Name: Doug
    Height: 5'4''
    Wingspan 5'4''

    I checked this twice. Good luck with your research.
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    Feb 13, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    Trevor:

    height: 181 cm

    wingspan: 181 cm


    I've known about this symmetry since my earliest days in theatre . icon_smile.gif

    Also your inseam is usually half your height. (although I am an exception to that rule having freakishly long legs (I wear a 36.5" length dress pant in shoes (which the wardrobe mistress insisted on checking and rechecking)

    My inseam in jeans is 34 and I am 71 inches tall.

  • ShanksE

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    Feb 13, 2011 5:48 PM GMT
    Thank you Doug, Thor and Trevor! Thanks so much for the data. I will keep you guys updated about my results! icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 14, 2011 12:50 PM GMT
    183 x 183 here.
  • ShanksE

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    Feb 15, 2011 3:21 AM GMT
    Thanks! icon_smile.gif

    Guys, some more data points perhaps?
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    Feb 15, 2011 3:32 AM GMT
    Ht: 182 Sp: 188
  • hyperionx

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    Feb 15, 2011 3:33 AM GMT
    John
    Wingspan: 67"
    Height: 68"

    At least share your hypothesis?
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    Feb 15, 2011 3:47 AM GMT
    funny, my friend and i were bored this weekend and just measured this.

    i'm 69.5 in tall
    and i have a 75.5 in wingspan.

    part of this are my freakishly large hands..
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    Feb 15, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    Height: 72" Wingspan: 73"

    It would be interesting to know how the results based on the general population compare to those based on basketball players: "The formula for average wingspan based on the regression ended up being .985(height in inches) + 5.5."
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    Feb 15, 2011 4:02 AM GMT
    68 tall, 68.5 wide... I feel fat now
  • ShanksE

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    Feb 15, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    Thanks guys..
    @Dsmith: Thank you so much! That was realy interesting to know.. icon_smile.gif
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Feb 15, 2011 4:22 AM GMT
    Mike
    Height: 72 inches
    Wingspan: 70 inches.

    I have disproportionate legs.
  • ArmsandLegs

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    Feb 15, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    Height: 76 inches
    Span: 82 inches
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    Feb 15, 2011 4:37 AM GMT
    Height: 73 inches
    Wingspan: 75 Inches

    eddie

    Would love to know what your results mean sometime.
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    Feb 16, 2011 1:01 AM GMT
    Height: 173 cm
    Wingspan 171.5 cm
    Do you need more? I can send you a lot more (>35), as I have done a similar project before.
    Do you only need them for men? Or can women be included?
  • Vaughn

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    Feb 16, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    Height: 5' 9,1/4"
    Span: 5' 9,1/2"