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    Significance Level of Absenteeism in Employees

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    The Human Resources Director for a large company is studying absenteeism among hourly workers. A sample of 120 day shift employees showed 15 were absent more than five days last year. A sample of 80 afternoon employees showed 18 to be absent five or more times. At the 0.01 significance level can we conclude that there is a higher proportion of absenteeism among afternoon employees?

    a. State the null and alternate hypotheses.

    H0: _______________________
    H1: _______________________

    b. State the decision rule.

    c. Compute the value of the test statistic.

    d. Compute the p-value.

    e. What is your decision regarding the null hypothesis?

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    The Human Resources Director for a large company is studying absenteeism among hourly workers. A sample of 120 day shift employees showed 15 were absent more than five days last year. A sample of 80 afternoon employees showed 18 to be absent five or more times. At the 0.01 significance level can we ...

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    The significance level of the proportion of employees who show up absent are analyzed.

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