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Estimating Parameters

Conduct pilot studies about a mean and a proportion aspect of the place where you work. Find sample mean/proportion and use these results to make estimates of the corresponding population parameters. See attached file for full problem description.

The population where I work is 5000 employees. I was going to do a proportion based on nurses employed which is 1800.


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You know that at your job, the proportion of nurses out of all the employees is 1800/5000 = 0.36. This is your sample proportion.

Now you need to find something to compare it to. You could do a statistical test to compare your sample to either a claim (perhaps the company says that 1/3 of their ...

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