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Statistics Problem: Bias Jury Selection

In the case of Castenedav. Partida, it was found that during a period of 11 years in Hilda County, Texas, 870 people were selected for grand jury duty, and 39% of them were Americans of Mexican ancestry. Among the people eligible for grand jury duty, 79.1% were Americans of Mexican ancestry. We shall use a 0.01 significance level to test the claim that the selection process is biased against Americans of Mexican ancestry.

a) Set up the null and alternative hypotheses, and perform the hypothesis test.
b) Does the jury selection system appear to be fair?

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a) Set up the null and alternative hypotheses, and perform the hypothesis test.

Answer: Our original claim is that, the selection process is biased against Mexican-Americans because the proportion of Mexican-American ...

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This solution answers a statistics problem regarding bias jury selection. It answers questions regarding setting up null and alternative hypotheses and performing a hypothesis test. It discusses whether a jury selection system is fair.

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