A personnel manager is concerned about absenteeism. She decides to sample the records to determine if absenteeism is distributed evenly throughout the six-day workweek. The null hypothesis to be tested is: Absenteeism is distributed evenly throughout the week. The 0.01 level is to be used. The sample results are:
Day of the Week Number Absent
7. What is the expected frequency?
8. What is the calculated value of chi-square?
9. What is your conclusion?
A. Absenteeism is evenly distributed throughout the week.
B. Absenteeism is not evenly distributed throughout the week.
C. I cannot say anything about absenteeism based on my statistics.
D. Absenteeism is increasing throughout the week.
Step by step method for testing the hypothesis under 5 step approach is discussed here. Excel template for each problem is also included. This template can be used to obtain the answers of similar problems.