From the data given, the age of the students would be the variables since variables represent data that cannot be measured empirically. The cases would be the qualification entry requirements to the university since it is the subject matter of the analysis, and unlike the age of the students, it can be measured empirically.
|Student number||Qualification on entry to University||Score in Quantitative skills test||Degree Course||Age|
|2||A levels etc||19||BABM||13|
|3||A levels etc||18||BABS||8|
|5||A levels etc||20||BScBIT||10|
|6||A levels etc||22||BAMBI||7|
|7||A levels etc||19||BAIBL||13|
|8||A levels etc||19||BABS||11|
|9||A levels etc||32||BABS||11|
The data above can be used to answer the following two questions:
a. Are students between the age of 11 – 12 years qualified to join the university through the A levels requirements?
b. Is it true that the majority of the students who possess A levels requirements have chosen to take BABS degree courses?