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Statistics 104 – Spring 2011 Section #8 Topics for Section Classical Hypothesis Testing χ 2 Test for Two Way Table Inference for Simple Regression Interpretation of R 2 Standard deviation of residuals s Confidence intervals, t -test for regression parameters Confidence and prediction intervals at a particular value of x Notes on Final Project You can work on data and topics you wish to address in your other work, such as your thesis. You can work with students from other sections, and groups are recommended. If you wish to work alone, you need to talk to Prof. Parzen or Kevin Rader. Be sure to locate a solid dataset appropriate for the project soon. For example, you can work with data collected from the 2010 Midterm Elections, or collect data from an online source (e.g. zillow.com). Notes on Classical Hypothesis Testing There are two classes of questions you should consider when performing a hypothesis test. 1. Which measurements am I using? Are they quantitative or categorical? Should I formulate my test in terms of means, proportions, or in terms of some other quantity of interest?
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