Project 1-2012 Spring-1

Project 1-2012 - Stat 102 Project 1 Spring 2012 Due before 5:00 on Friday Feb 24th in 400 JMHH You may work individually or collaboratively in

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1 Stat 102 Project 1 Spring 2012 Due before 5:00 on Friday, Feb 24 th , in 400 JMHH You may work individually or collaboratively in groups of up to 3 students per group. The group may consist of students from any of the three sections of stat102 classes. Each “collaborative” of 1 to 3 students should hand in ONE project write-up. Groups should work independently of each other . (You may consult instructors or TAs if you need help.) NO LATE PROJECTS WILL BE ACCEPTED! You may use this file as part of your answers. List names here: NAMES: 1. _________________________ Sect. ___________ 2. _________________________ Sect. ___________ 3. _________________________ Sect. ___________
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
2 Data : The data needed is in our webcafe site under PROJECTS. The data sets available to you give information about the performance in 1986 and the career performance up through 1986, for all full-season major league baseball players in 1987 (except pitchers) who also played in the major leagues in 1986, This includes information such as batting average, number of hits, number of runs scored, etc., as well as the number of years played in the major leagues through 1986. (You don't need to understand anything about baseball to do a good job, though such knowledge might make the project more fun.) The first, larger data set also contains a column for the players’ 1986 salaries (in $1,000). [See the footnote on the last page for a little more information about the data.] The data are in two files. The larger file (“non_Phil_players_baseball_project_2011”) has all the data for all of the players except for those playing for Philadelphia. The smaller file (“Phil_players_baseball_project_2011”) has the data for only the Philadelphia players except that the column of data containing salaries has been omitted . Goal of the Project : The end goal of this project is to use the larger file to find a single x-variable to use in a linear regression to predict salary (or log salary). You want to choose this one x-variable so as to produce the best possible regression prediction. You will then use your prediction equation to predict the 1987 salary of Von Hayes , a Philadelphia player. You’ll also be asked for confidence intervals for this prediction. [Note: You might be able to discover his 1987 salary from some other data source. You’re welcome to look out of curiosity, but that is not the point of this exercise and you’re not allowed to use that information in your answers on this project.] You will also use your equation to predict the average salary for non-pitchers on a team having a roster with players having x-variable like those on the Philadelphia team. The following (fictional) scenario explains why such information might be useful.
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/04/2012 for the course STAT 102 taught by Professor Shaman during the Spring '08 term at UPenn.

Page1 / 5

Project 1-2012 - Stat 102 Project 1 Spring 2012 Due before 5:00 on Friday Feb 24th in 400 JMHH You may work individually or collaboratively in

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online