Module 19 – Cell Phones Lab (17 of 17 discussion 1) – Mod 19 Group 3.
Help me study for my Statistics class. I’m stuck and don’t understand.
Learn by Doing
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Here are the directions, grading rubric, and definition of high-quality feedback for the Learn by Doing discussion board exercises.
A list of StatCrunch directions is provided at the bottom of this page.
- Math: Math SAT score
- Verbal: Verbal SAT score
- Credits: Number of credits the student is registered for
- Year: Year in college (1=Freshman, 2=Sophomore, 3=Junior, 4=Senior)
- Exercise: Time (in minutes) spent exercising in a typical day
- Sleep: Time (in hours) spent sleeping in a typical day
- Veg: Are you a vegetarian (yes, no, some)
- Cell: Do you own a smart phone (yes, no)
If you have not done so already, download the cell-phones datafile. As always, if you are prompted to login, just close the prompt and continue with the download.
Upload the datafile into StatCrunch. Note: the symbol * in the spreadsheet indicates a missing value; this means that the associated individual did not answer the question.
In 2015 college students at a large state university completed a survey about their academic and personal life. Questions ranged from “How many credits are you registered for this semester?” to “Would you define yourself as a vegetarian?”
The researcher randomly selected 325 students from the university; 312 responded to the survey.
The cell-phone datafile is available in the Data section below.
Once again, here is the research question for this lab.
Based on a recent study, roughly 80% of college students in the U.S. own a smartphone. Is the proportion of smartphone owners lower at this university?
Respond to each of the following in your initial post.
- State your hypotheses in symbolic form and in words. (The following should be clear in your answer: the population of interest and the meaning of the proportion p in terms of the variable Cell.)
- StatCrunch uses a normal model to estimate the P-value probability. Verify that normality conditions are met.
- Use StatCrunch to conduct the hypothesis test. (directions)
Copy and paste the results (the StatCrunch output window) into your initial post.
- Give your P-value and interpret its meaning as a conditional probability.
- State a conclusion that answers the research question. Use a significance level of 5%. (Your answer should include the P-value and reference the population and the variable Cell.)
List of StatCrunch Directions
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- Create Your Stats-Class Folder in Canvas (You only need to do this once.)
- Purchase StatCrunch (You only need to do this once.)
- Open StatCrunch
- Download Excel Data File
- Upload Excel Data File to StatCrunch
- Download StatCrunch Output Window (no screenshots; please use these directions)
- Upload Files into Your Stat-Class Folder in Canvas
- Hypothesis Test for a Population Proportion
- Copy & Paste a StatCrunch Table
Here is a PDF document with all StatCrunch directions (Links to an external site.).
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Tips for Success
- Did you make a mistake in your initial post? No problem! Just be sure to reply to yourself and note any corrections that need to be made.
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