The main point of this class is to enable you to answer questions about data.

Today, we are going to be using a baseball dataset to examine two questions:

1. Many kids dream of being professional ball players.  Of course, raw skill and amount of practice are both going to play a large role in determining whether someone gets a chance to play professionally.  But there's something else that matters: what month you were born.  We will take a look at this.

2. How have baseball player salaries changed over the last 25 years?  Has the average increased, and by how much?  Has inequality in pay between players increased? 

Download the following: Baseball database in MS Access.
You will also need to import the data below:

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    Jacob Felson received his doctorate in sociology from Penn State University in December, 2009. He received a master's in sociology from Penn State in 2004, and a bachelor's degree, also in sociology, from the University of Chicago in 2002


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