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Organizing a Statistical Problem The Four Step Process

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The Four-Step Process STATE the practical, real-world problem FORMULATE : What specific statistical operations are called for? SOLVE : Make graphs and carry out the necessary calculations. CONCLUDE : Give your conclusion in the setting of the real-world problem.
STATE We have data on the number of active medical doctors per 100,000 people in each state or the D.C. Write a brief description of the distribution. Provide an appropriate numerical summary of the distribution of active medical doctors among the ‘states’.

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Unformatted text preview: Formulate First, make an appropriate histogram or stemplot to display the overall shape of the distribution of the medical doctors. After reviewing the histogram, determine and calculate the appropriate numerical summary. Solve Conclusion The distribution of medical doctors among the states is somewhat skewed toward larger numbers with a peak around 200 per 100,000 people. D.C. has many more doctors per 100,000 people than any of the states. The five-number summary is 161, 204, 236, 258, 683 per 100,000....
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## This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course STAT 401 taught by Professor Devlin during the Spring '08 term at Montclair.

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