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The mean number of college credits earned in the fall by students at City University is to be estimated by determining the mean number of credits earned in the fall semester by the 100 students enrolled in statistics 202.

Data (one piece of)
Data (set of)
Experiment
Parameter
Population
Sample
Statistic
Variable

A The 100 statistics students
B 14 credit hours, the number of credit hours earned by one statistic student
C All students at City University
D The mean number of credits for the 100 students
E The mean number of credits for all the students at City University
F The determination of credits earned for the 100 statistic students
G The number of credit hours earned by one student
H The number of credit hours earned by each of the 100 statistics students

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When you are doing a hypothesis test, you need to know what the data, population, statistic, etc. are. In this statistical test, we are estimating the mean number of credits earned by students at City University.

The pieces of data are (G) the number of credit hours earned by one student. ...

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The solutions includes answers to this multiple choice question. In essence, the solution provides definitions for eight statistical terms.

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