Changing patterns in our viewing habits

  1. What does it mean to say "the average" Australian watches TV for 3 hours and 13 minutes each day? How might this have been determined?
  2. What does it mean to say that the average household has 1.8 TV sets when one cannot have .8 of a TV set? What measure of average was probably used here?
  3. On average how much more TV do women over 55 watch compared to men aged 18-24?
  4. Devise a survey to determine the average time spent watching TV by members of your class. What other things might you find out? Conduct a survey and present your findings in a report.

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