1. Can you think of a situation in which identification numbers would be useful for prediction? (15 pts)

2. Give at least two advantages to working with data stored in text files instead of in a binary format (15 pts)
3. Identify at least two advantages and two disadvantages of using color to visually represent information. (15 pts)

4. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using sampling to reduce the number of data objects that need to be displayed. Would simple random sampling (without replacement) be a good approach to sampling? Why or why not? (15 pts)

5. Describe one advantage and one disadvantage of a stem and leaf plot with respect to a standard histogram.

b. How is value added from this method?
c. What are the major drawbacks from this method?
d. How would you offset the drawbacks of this method?”

What is data, metadata, and information? What are the differences?

1.  Describe the type of power the interest group has. Include where the power comes from. Is the power instilled in the organization or does it come from citizens?
2.  Discuss if that power has changed over time. Has the interest group gained or lost power? Include your perceived catalyst of the gain or loss of power.
3.  Discuss the difference between formal and informal interest groups. What type of power does each have?
Use two to five scholarly resources to support your explanations.