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Week 11 (3/30 to 4/5)

The focus of this week is on Chapter 8: Hypothesis Testing sections 4 and 6, and plus section 3 of Chapter 9. The goals are to review the basic concepts of statistical hypothesis testing with special focus on testing the proportion of a population or a distribution. This week, you will study section 4 in chapter 8.  (Do not worry about section 5.) During this week you will learn how to test the statistical hypothesis of a proportion of a population using z-distribution. So the test is a z-test. Please also use this week to review the concept of hypothesis testing for mean. It is very similar to the test of proportion. The concepts of hypothesis testing in this chapter is essential for learning all other test procedures that you may learn in the future. Section 6 of Chapter 8 explains the idea of using confidence interval estimate for testing statistical hypothesis for mean. Section 3 of Chapter 9, is an application of the t-test for testing the average (or mean) of the paired differences which is a very useful test often used in pre-post study.


To Do List:

1. Read sections 4 and 6 in chapter 8, and section 3 of chapter 9.

2. Download lecture notes and view recorded lecture for chapter 8 (V.37, V. 38, and V.40 and the SPSS instructions). (The lecture notes are on the right next to video links in the lecture video web page.)

3. Try the review exercise problems for sections 4 and 6 of chapter 8 and section 3 of chapter 9.


Assignments: (For details click on the following underscored links.)

1. Complete CONNECT Homework 8. [Due Wednesday of Week 12]

2. Continue on Assignment 4: Inference on Mean and Proportion. [Due Wednesday of Week 11 through Blackboard assignment dropbox] Please view SPSS video instructions or text instruction about linear regression using SPSS or R Commander Instructions to learn how to use the software to perform t-test and to get confidence interval estimate.






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