measurement for variables
measurement for variables
Introduce your scenario and data set.

 Provide a brief overview of the scenario you are given above and the data set that you will be analyzing.
 Classify the variables in your data set.
 Which variables are quantitative/qualitative?
 Which variables are discrete/continuous?
 Describe the level of measurement for each variable included in your data set.
 Discuss the importance of the Measures of Center and the Measures of Variation.
 What are the measures of center and why are they important?
 What are the measures of variation and why are they important?
 Calculate the measures of center and measures of variation. Interpret your results in context of the selected topic.
 Mean
 Median
 Mode
 Midrange
 Range
 Variance
 Standard Deviation
 Discuss the importance of constructing confidence intervals for the population mean.
 What are confidence intervals?
 What is a point estimate?
 What is the best point estimate for the population mean? Explain.
 Why do we need confidence intervals?
 Based on your selected topic, evaluate the following:
 Find the best point estimate of the population mean.
 Construct a 95% confidence interval for the population mean. Assume that your data is normally distributed and σ is unknown.
 Please show your work for the construction of this confidence interval and be sure to use the Equation Editor to format your equations.
 Write a statement that correctly interprets the confidence interval in context of your selected topic.
 Based on your selected topic, evaluate the following:
 Find the best point estimate of the population mean.
 Construct a 99% confidence interval for the population mean. Assume that your data is normally distributed and σ is unknown.
 Please show your work for the construction of this confidence interval and be sure to use the Equation Editor to format your equations.
 Write a statement that correctly interprets the confidence interval in context of your selected topic.

 Compare and contrast your findings for the 95% and 99% confidence interval.
 Did you notice any changes in your interval estimate? Explain.
 What conclusion(s) can be drawn about your interval estimates when the confidence level is increased? Explain.
 Compare and contrast your findings for the 95% and 99% confidence interval.
 Discuss the process for hypothesis testing.
 Discuss the 8 steps of hypothesis testing?
 When performing the 8 steps for hypothesis testing, which method do you prefer; PValue method or Critical Value method? Why?
 Perform the hypothesis test.
 If you selected Option 1:
 Original Claim: The average salary for all jobs in Georgia is less than $65,000.
 Test the claim using α = 0.05 and assume your data is normally distributed and σ is unknown.
 If you selected Option 2:
 Original Claim: The average age of all patients admitted to the hospital with infectious diseases is less than 65 years of age.
 Test the claim using α = 0.05 and assume your data is normally distributed and σ is unknown.
 If you selected Option 1:

 Based on your selected topic, answer the following:
 Write the null and alternative hypothesis symbolically and identify which hypothesis is the claim.
 Is the test twotailed, lefttailed, or righttailed? Explain.
 Which test statistic will you use for your hypothesis test; ztest or ttest? Explain.
 What is the value of the teststatistic? What is the Pvalue?
What is the critical value?  What is your decision; reject the null or do not reject the null?
 Explain why you made your decision including the results for your pvalue and the critical value.
 State the final conclusion in nontechnical terms.
 Based on your selected topic, answer the following:
 Conclusion
 Recap your ideas by summarizing the information presented in context of your chosen scenario