Some topics for statistics projects, as suggested by McGraw-Hill Higher Education, include examining the factors that affect the gas mileage of a car, the gender distribution of a grocery store's customers, the physical factors affecting performance in sports and urban planning parameters across neighborhoods. These project ideas can contain significant variations depending on which factors are examined.
Students investigating the factors that affect gas mileage in an automobile can examine make, model, year, number of passengers in the car, weather and other factors.
Students can also investigate the different factors that affect the gender composition in one or more grocery stores. Variables for this experiment might include day of the week, time of the day, different store locations and more.
A more active project involves examining the different physical factors that affect physical performance. Students can record a range of measurements on participants, including length of foot, hand span or inseam, and see how these relate to performance in a variety of physical tasks. Participants can perform various physical tasks, such as a distance sprint or a free throw competition, or a single task chosen by the statistics student.
Another statistical project involves examining urban planning parameters in different sections of a town. For example, how the width of sidewalks, the distance between fire hydrants or the average length of front lawns compare between two different neighborhoods.