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Compare drinking behaviors of sophmore men and women

A professor asked her sophomore students, "How many drinks do you typically have per session? (A drink is defined as one 12oz beer, one 4oz glass of wine, or one 1oz shot of liquor.)" Some of the students didn't drink. The following table gives the responses of female and male students who did drink. It is likely that some of the students exaggerated a bit. The sample is all students in one large sophomore level class. The class is popular, so we are tentatively willing to regard its members as an SRS of sophomore students at this college.

Do a complete analysis that reports on
(a) the drinking behavior claimed by sophomore women
(b) the drinking behavior claimed by sophomore men
(c) a comparison of the behavior of women and men

Drinks per session claimed by female and male students

Female Students
2.5 9 1 3.5 2.5 3 1 3 3 3 3 2.5 2.5
5 3.5 5 1 2 1 7 3 7 4 4 6.5 4
3 6 5 3 8 6 6 3 6 8 3 4 7
4 5 3.5 4 2 1 5 5 3 3 6 4 2
7 7 7 3.5 3 2.5 10 5 4 9 8 1 6
2 5 2.5 3 4.5 9 5 4 4 3 4 6 7
4 5 1 5 3 4 10 7 3 4 4 4 4
2 1 2.5 2.5

Male Students
7 7.5 8 15 3 4 1 5 11 4.5 6 4 10
16 4 8 5 9 7 7 3 5 6.5 1 12 4
6 8 8 4.5 10.5 8 6 10 1 9 8 7 8
15 3 10 7 4 6 5 2 10 7 9 5 8
7 3 7 6 4 5 2 5 5.5 9 10 10 4
8 4 2 4 12.5 3 15 2 6 3 4 3 10
6 4.5 5

Solution Summary

This solution includes analyses of drinking behaviors of sophomore male and female students using descriptive statistics and charts. The drinking behaviors of sophomore male and female students were also compared using box-plots and a formal hypothesis test.

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