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Hypothesis Testing

What is the Fundamental Flaw in his Procedure?

Tom Smith wants to test the hypothesis that adult men have a mean weight that is greater than 150 pounds. Tom surveys the adult male members of his family and obtains 40 sample values, which lead him to support the alternative hypothesis that the population mean is greater than 150 pounds. What is the fundamental flaw in hi

Filet Mignon and Weight Hypothesis Testing

I love filet mignon. The full cut is supposed to weigh 16 ounces when fully cooked. My restaurant serves 200 servings of filet mignon per day. The restaurant claim is they serve filets that are 16 ounces with a standard deviation of .4 ounces due to shrinking while cooking. I ate filet mignon for 16 days straight. The average we

Population of Sweden Analysis

Taking a trip to Sweden again. Last years statistics report showed that 65% of the entire adult population are women. I had a friend in Sweden take a poll to see if this was true. He picked 50 adults at random and reported that 36 of them were female. Is it possible that the proportion of women is different than what I read in t

Examples of Statistical Techniques in Business and Economics

1) The manufacturer of the X-15 steel-belted radial truck tire claims that the mean mileage the tire can be driven before the tread wears out is 60,000 miles. The standard deviation of the mileage is 5,000 miles. The Crosset Truck Company bought 48 tires and found that the mean mileage for their trucks is 59,500 miles. Is Crosse

Null Hypothesis and Alternative Hypothesis Examples

1. Although opinion polls have long found that about 40% of American adults say they attend religious services last week, this is almost certainly not true. a. Why might we expect answers to a poll to overstate true church attendance? b. You suspect strongly that the true percentage attending church in any given week is less

What is the statistical procedure?

I am writing a report for class and I need to understand what statistical procedure was used. The article does not give the beginning number but they do say 15 melanoma patients enrolled in the study failed to show sustained improvement from the modified immune cells. Twelve of those patients have died, and the other three are

Hypothesis Testing and Statistical Analysis of Scenarios

1. The owner of the Kate and Edith Cake Company state that the average number of buns sold daily was 1,500. A worker in the store wants to test the accuracy of the boss's statement. A random sample of 36 days showed that the average daily sales were 1,450 buns. Using a level of significance of .01 and assuming that the standa

Hypothesis examples

1. Discuss an example where you would use a test of hypothesis for in your professional life, personal life, education or politics. Provide sufficient details so that the context is clear and also discuss if the example involves: population mean or proportion large sample or small sample one or two populations descrip

Testing that 2 Samples Come from a Population with the Same Mean

Test the claim that the samples come from populations with the same mean. Assume that the populations are normally distributed with the same variance. Given the sample data in the attachment, test the claim that the populations have the same mean. Use a significance level of 0.05. Find the test statistic F. Use three dec

Multiple choice questions:

1. _____ is a procedure for deriving a mathematical relationship, in the form of an equation between a single metric dependent variable and a single metric independent variable. a. chi-square b. part correlation c. multiple regression d. bivariate regression 2. _______ are hypothesis testing procedures that assume

Hypothesis Test - Job Pressure and Age

A study regarding the relationship between age and the amount of pressure sales personnel feel in relation to their jobs revealed the attached sample information. At the .01 significance level, is there a relationship between job pressure and age?

Hypothesis Testing

Your firm is located in a 10-story building. Each floor has its own Xerox machine in a copy room. The firm owns these machines but must pay for paper, toner, and occasional maintenance. Each employee has a key that opens the copy room door on his or her floor only and does not have access to Xerox machines on other floors. B

Testing of two proportions

1. A polling organization conducted a study to test the claim at the 0.01 significance level, that the "refuse to respond the surveys" proportions are the same for the male and female college students. Among 134 randomly selected students, 9.3% refused to respond on a survey on cheating while among 154 male college students, 14.

Determining Testable Hypotheses

Ear coning is a simple and safe way to remove excess wax and toxins from the inside of your ear. Ear coning is more comfortable and less invasive than conventional ear cleaning. The benefits have been documented through case histories by qualified practitioners. The benefits include improved hearing, visions, taste, smell, ba

Determining Significance for Studies

In each of the following studies a single sample's mean is being compared to a population with a known mean and an unknown variance. For each study decide whether the result is significant. Sample Size Population Mean Estimated Pop. Variance Sample Mean Tai

Testing a Null Hypothesis on a Random Sample of 100

In the following exercises we consider using a random sample of 100 measurements to test null hypothesis: u=80 versus alternative hypothesis: u>80 8.16 If mean x =85 and standard deviation =20, calculate the value of the test statistic z. 8.18 Use a rejection point to test null hypothesis versus alternate hypothesis

Problems of Testing of Hypothesis

1. Is there a statistically significant difference between standard deviations of blood polyphenol level change in the red and white wine groups in Exercise 17.7? DATA Observational studies suggest that moderate use of alcohol reduces heart attacks, and that red wine may have special benefits. One reason may be that red

Statistics of Deaths in Georgia

The table below lists deaths in Georgia in 2004, the estimated population of Georgia in 1994 and the U.S. population according to the 2000 census. Calculations should be done by hand, but feel free to use software to check your work. age deaths Est. Georgia population U.S. population 0-4 1,368 679,064 19,175,798 5-9 94 622

Correlation Test, Regression, Confidence Interval, Significant Difference

1. Two groups of 15 plants were grown under the same controlled conditions, but each group was treated with a different fertilizer. The results for the differences in plant size are: Ed =314, Ed^2=26513.38. At a 2% significance level, is there a significant difference between the fertilizers? 2. A sample of 94 students at a c

Confidence interval and testing of hypothesis

1. A sample of seed packets was selected, and their weights in grams were recorded as follows: 15.1, 15.6, 15.8, 15.1, 15.5, 15.9, 15.5, 15.2. Determine a 90% confidence interval for the mean weight of seeds in all packets. 2. A manufacturer of passenger car tires claims that the lifetime of its tires is at least 30,000 mil

Statistics Problem Set

See attached file for full problem description. --- 4. Cancer of the colon and rectum is less common in the Mediterranean region than in other Western countries. The Mediterranean diet contains little animal fat and lots of olive oil. Italian researchers compared 1953 patients with colon or rectal cancer with a control group

Mitchell Electronics

1. Mitchell Electronics produces a home video game that is very popular with children. Mitchell's managers believe that Wright Televideo Company is considering entering the market with a competing product. Mitchell must decide whether to set a high price to accomodate entry or a low, entry detering price. The payoff matrix below

Analyzing Data and Hypothesis Testing

Raising chickens in commercial chicken farms is a growing industry, as there is a shift from red meat to more white meat. New Jersey Red Chickens are a favorite chicken and the Feed is Us company has a new chicken food that they claim is excellent for increasing weight and naturally it costs more. You have heard this line bef