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The University of Hong Kong Department of Statistics and Actuarial Sciences STAT1302 Probability and Statistics II Tutorial 6 Part I: Large-sample properties of MLE (assignment 3 Q16) Part II: Hypothesis Testing QA: A DUCKS STORY- INTRODUCING THE IDEA OF TESTING (STATISTICAL) HYPOTHESES This is a short story that will introduce you to the ideas and vocabulary of hypothesis testing. I The research question : ARE FEMALE MALLARDS ATTRACTED TO THE COLOR GREEN? 1
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A student is taking a biology class that studies animal behavior and is assigned the following research: In a certain species (mallards), male ducks have green heads and females are a plain color. Probably the purpose of the green coloring of the male heads is to attract the females. The question is: are female ducks also attracted to the green color in food, for example in bread?
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