Practice Questions for Exam 1
NOTE: These are just Practice Problems. This is NOT meant to look just like
the test, and it is NOT the only thing that you should study. Make sure you
know all the material from the notes, quizzes, suggested homeworks and the
corresponding chapters in the book.
Use the following for Questions 1 – 4
An education researcher has developed a new technique to teach Spanish to high
school students. To prove this new method is better, she will teach two groups of
students for an entire semester, one with the new method and one with the standard
method used today in high schools. She wishes to obtain 12 sets of identical twins, 24
people total, and split the twins up so that one of each twin is in Class 1, which will
receive the new technique, and one is in Class 2, which will receive the old
technique. At the end of the semester both classes will take a standardized exam and
the results will be compared.
1. What method should be used to analyze this data?
a) One mean
b) Two independent means
c) Matched pairs
d) Two independent proportions
2. What should our hypotheses be to test if the new method is better than the old
method?
a) H
0
: µ
1
 µ
2
= 0 vs. H
a
: µ
1
 µ
2
< 0
b) H
0
: µ
d
= 0 vs. H
a
: µ
d
< 0
c) H
0
: µ
1
 µ
2
= 0 vs. H
a
: µ
1
 µ
2
> 0
d) H
0
: µ
d
= 0 vs. H
a
: µ
d
> 0
3. What distribution would you use to look up the pvalue for this test of hypothesis?
a) t
(11)
b) t
(12)
c) t
(23)
d) Z
4. Suppose we collect the data from this experiment and we find a pvalue of 0.009.
Which of the following is our conclusion at any reasonable alpha level?
a) There is no evidence of a difference among the two educational methods.
b) There is evidence that the old method is better than the new method.
c) There is evidence that the new method is better than the old method.
d) We cannot determine this without more information.
Use the following for modification to the above scenario for Questions 57
Unable to obtain the 12 sets of twins to conduct the experiment, the researcher has
to use two existing Spanish classes at a local high school, one with 12 students and
the other one with 11 students.
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View Full Document5. What method should be used to analyze this data?
a) One mean
b) Two independent means
c) Matched pairs
d) Two independent proportions
6. What should our hypotheses be to test if your new method is better than the old
method?
a) H
0
: µ
1
 µ
2
= 0 vs. H
a
: µ
1
 µ
2
< 0
b) H
0
: µ
d
= 0 vs. H
a
: µ
d
< 0
c) H
0
: µ
1
 µ
2
= 0 vs. H
a
: µ
1
 µ
2
> 0
d) H
0
: µ
d
= 0 vs. H
a
: µ
d
> 0
7. What distribution would you use to look up the pvalue for this test of hypothesis?
a) t
(11)
b) t
(10
)
c) t(
23)
d) Z
8. Find the t score for a 99% confidence interval.
a) 3.169
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 Statistics, Normal Distribution, Statistical hypothesis testing, Student's tdistribution, independent means

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