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# Hypothesis Testing

### Hypothesis Testing in Excel

Please use Excel to solve the statistics problem. The MBA department is concerned that dual degree students may be receiving lower grades than the regular MBA students. Two independent random samples have been selected. 100 observations from population 1 (dual degree students) and 100 from population 2 (MBA students). The sam

### SPSS: Employees and Revenue Large Automotive Companies

Please see attached. Data Set "B" is on last page. Choose the dependent variable (the response variable to be "explained") and the independent variable (the predictor or explanatory variable) as you judge appropriate. Use a spreadsheet or a statistical package (e.g., MegaStat or MINITAB) to obtain the bivariate regression and r

### Hypothesis Testing: Grade Distribution Example

To test the hypothesis that students who finish an exam first get better grades, Professor Hardtack kept track of the order in which papers were handed in. The first 25 papers showed a mean score of 77.1 with a standard deviation of 19.6, while the last 24 papers handed in showed a mean score of 69.3 with a standard deviation of

### Grade Point Average Variances at a 0.05 Level of Significance

Assuming that the population variances are equal for male and female Grade Point Averages (GPAs), use the following sample data to test whether the averages are different at the 0.05 level of significance. Male GPA's Female GPA's Sample Size 17 15 Sample Mean 3.8 3.9

### One-tailed hypothesis: A certain brand of fluorescent light tube was advertised as having an average illumination life-span of 2,000 hours. A random sample of 64 bulbs burned out with a mean life-span of 1,970 hours and a sample standard deviation of 80 hours. With a 0.05 level of significance, is the sample mean less than the advertised mean?

A certain brand of fluorescent light tube was advertised as having an average illumination life-span of 2,000 hours. A random sample of 64 bulbs burned out with a mean life-span of 1,970 hours and a sample standard deviation of 80 hours. With a 0.05 level of significance, is the sample mean less than the advertised mean?

### Normality and Hypothesis Testing

1. R.C. Geary wrote some 70 years ago that "Normality is a myth. There never was, is, nor will there ever be a Normal distribution". What do you think he meant and what relevance does it have to your work?(Read the Week 2 Lecture 1 before answering) 2.How do you feel that the inferential statistical technique of Hypothesis T

### Hypothesis Testing for Male and Female Grade Point Averages

Assuming that the population variances are equal for male and female Grade Point Averages (GPAs), use the following sample data to test whether the averages are different at the 0.05 level of significance. Male GPA's Female GPA's Sample Size 17

### Hypothesis testing for proportions

A test was conducted to determine whether gender of a spokesperson affected the likelihood that consumers would prefer a new product. A survey of consumers at a trade show employing a female spokesperson determined that 60 out of 200 customers preferred the product, while 72 of 180 customers preferred the product when a male sp

### Hypothesis Testing: Comparing Sample Means

Given the following data from two independent samples, conduct a one-tailed hypothesis test to determine if the first sample mean is larger than the second sample mean, given a 0.05 level of significance. n1 =45 n2 = 36 xbar1=64 xbar2 = 60 s1=15 s2 = 12

### One-Tailed Hypothesis Testing for Fluorescent Light Tubes

Conduct a one-tailed hypothesis test given the information below. A certain brand of fluorescent light tube was advertised as having an average illumination life-span of 2,000 hours. A random sample of 64 bulbs burned out with a mean life-span of 1,970 hours and a sample standard deviation of 80 hours. With a 0.05 level of

Please solve the following problem using the 5 step procedure for hypothesis testing. A sample of 25 concession stand purchases at the October 22 matinee of Bride of Chucky showed a mean purchase of \$5.29 with a standard deviation of \$3.02. For the October 26 evening showing of the same movie, for a sample of 25 purchases the

### Statistics in business - To test the hypothesis that students who finish an exam first get better grades, Professor Hardtack kept track of the order in which papers were handed in. The first 25 papers showed a mean score of 77.1 with a standard deviation of 19.6, while the last 24 papers handed in showed a mean score of 69.3 with a standard deviation of 24.9. Is this a significant difference at &#945; = .05? ...

Please solve the following problem using the 5 step procedure for hypothesis testing. To test the hypothesis that students who finish an exam first get better grades, Professor Hardtack kept track of the order in which papers were handed in. The first 25 papers showed a mean score of 77.1 with a standard deviation of 19.6,

### Hypothesis Testing

A manufacturer of hard hats for construction workers is concerned about the mean and the variation of the forces its helmets transmit to wearers when subjected to a standard external force. The manufacturer desires the mean force transmitted by helmets to be 800 pounds (or less), well under the legal 1000-pound limit, and desir

### Hypothesis Testing - Product Sales Distribution

For the following problems follow these steps a state the hypotheses and identify the claim b find the critical value(s) c compute the test value d make the decision e summarize the results Product sales distribution A company owner wishes to determine whether the number of sales o

### Hypothesis Testing - Height of Baseball Players

Heights of baseball players A researcher wants to compare variances of heights in inches of major league players with those in the minor league baseball a sample 25 players from each league variances for heights of each league are 2.25 and 4.85 respectively. At α = 0.10, is there a significant difference between the varian

### Variation in processing times

A computer manufacturer is about to unveil a new, faster personal computer. The new machine clearly is faster, but initial tests indicate there is more variation in the processing time. The processing time depends on the particular program being run, the amount of input data, and the amount of output. A sample of 16 computer run

### Statistics - Hypothesis Testing Problem

Please help with the following problem. There are two Chevrolet dealers in Jamestown, New York. The mean weekly sales at Sharkey Chevy and Dave White Chevrolet are about the same. However, Tom Sharkey, the owner of Sharkey Chevy, believes his sales are more consistent. Below is the number of new cars sold at Sharkey in the l

### Hypothesis Testing for Variation in Processing Time

A computer manufacturer is about to unveil a new, faster personal computer. The new machine clearly is faster, but initial tests indicate there is more variation in the processing time. The processing time depends on the particular program being run, the amount of input data, and the amount of output. A sample of 16 computer run

### Current-Period Income Effect- Four Earnings Management Approaches

In a study of how managers attempt to manage earnings, researchers analyzed a sample of 515 earnings- management attempts from a survey of experienced auditors. The frequency of effects is summarized in the table shown. Research question: At α = .01, is the effect on earnings independent of the approach used? Current-Perio

### A large candy manufacturer is concerned that the mean weight of their Chunky Chocolate Crisp bar is not greater than 4.3 ounces. It can be assumed that the population standard deviation is .03 ounces based on past experience. A sample of 100 candy bars is selected and the sample mean is 4.34 ounces. Using a level of significance of .10, is there evidence that the population mean weight of the candy bars is greater than 4.3? Fully explain your answer.

Please use Excel to solve the statistics problem. It is EXTREMELY important that you use EXCEL and prepare a written discussion of problem to accompany the numerical calculations. You should attach the Excel file. A large candy manufacturer is concerned that the mean weight of their Chunky Chocolate Crisp bar is not greater t

### Test statistics/directional research hypothesis

An entrepreneur owns two hotels, one in the western region of a certain state and the other in the eastern region. He thinks that the average amount spent by guests for lunch at his Friendly Café-West is less than \$34.50, the average amount spent for lunch by guests at his similar Friendly Café-East. A random sample of 100 l

### Statistics - One-tailed or Two-tailed Test

1) How can you tell, from a verbal hypothesis statement, whether you are conducting a one-tailed or two-tailed test? 2) Suppose you were the manufacturer of a new and improved light bulb that you claim has an average service life more than twice the life of your nearest competitor's product. You want to test your product to b

### Non directional hypothesis - Get Super Slim X

Suppose the company that has produced "Get Slim X" now produces an even better diet pill. This new and improved version is called "Get Super Slim X." Health researchers say that the mean weight loss after taking this pill for six months should be 7 pounds. A random sample of 49 people, who want desperately to lose weight, tak

### Single Sample t-test - Five Step Hypothesis Testing - Given the Life expectancy data for the countries of the E.U., can we conclude that the mean Life Expectancy in the U.S. is greater than the mean Life expectancy in the E.U.? ...

Given the Life expectancy data for the countries of the E.U., can we conclude that the mean Life Expectancy in the U.S. is greater than the mean Life expectancy in the E.U.? Bring to mind a real-world situation or problem that could be addressed using a single-sample t test. For this situation or problem: Clearly identif

### Five Step Hypothesis Testing - Given the Life expectancy data for the countries of the E.U., can we conclude that the mean Life Expectancy in the U.S. is greater than the mean Life expectancy in the E.U.?

Given the Life expectancy data for the countries of the E.U., can we conclude that the mean Life Expectancy in the U.S. is greater than the mean Life expectancy in the E.U.? ? Bring to mind a real-world situation or problem that could be addressed using a single-sample t test. For this situation or problem: o Clearly ide

### Goodness of Fit Test - Percentage of Payment Methods

The American Bankers Association collects data on the use of credit cards, debit cards, personal checks, and cash when consumers pay for in-store purchases (The Wall Street Journal, December 16, 2003). In 1999, the following usages were reported. In Store Purchase Percentage Credit Card= 22% Debit Card=

### Candy Color Percentages for M&M

M&M/MARS, makers of M&M Chocolate Candies, conducted a national poll in which more than 10 million people indicated their preference for a new color. The tally of this poll resulted in the replacement of tan-colored M&Ms with a new blue color. IN the brochure "Colors," made available by M&M/MARS Consumer Affairs, the distribut

### Inferences about Two Population Variances on Earnings

The standard deviation in the 12-month earnings per share for 10 companies in the airline industry was 4.27 and the standard deviation in the 12-month earnings per share for 7 companies in the automotive industry was 2.27 (Business Week, August 14, 2000). Conduct a test for the equal variances at a=.05. What is your conclusion

### Hypothesis Testing Grocery Bills in Different Towns

A study is performed in a large southern town to determine whether the average weekly grocery bill per four person family in the town is significantly different from the national average. A random sample of the weekly grocery bills of four person families in this town is given in the attached file. a. Assume that the national

### A sample of n=9 scores is obtained from a normal population distribution with o-=12.

A sample of n=9 scores is obtained from a normal population distribution with o-=12. The sample mean is M=60. a- with a two-tailed test and o=.05,use the sample data to test the hypothesis that the population mean is u=65. b- with a two-tailed test and o=.05, use the ample data to test the hypothesis that the population me