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What is 'Statistics'?
The definition in the text says:
Definition: Statistics is a collection of procedures and principles for gathering data and
analyzing information in order to help people make decisions when faced with uncertainty.
This is certainly a

Statistical Ideas and Methods Test Bank
Chapter 7
1.
In a sample of 1000 students majoring in the humanities, 660 were female. The 66% (660/1000) chance of a
humanities major being female is a
A. Subjective probability
B. Relative frequency probability
A

Statistical Ideas and Methods Test Bank
Chapter 10
Questions 1 to 2: In a nationwide survey of n = 1,030 adults, p = .06 (or 6%) answered yes to the question During
the last year did anyone break into or somehow illegally get into your home or apartment?

Statistical Ideas and Methods Test Bank
Chapter 11
Questions 1 to 2: For each statement, determine if the statement is a typical null hypothesis (H0) or alternative
hypothesis (Ha).
1.
There is no difference between the proportion of overweight men and ov

Statistical Ideas and Methods Test Bank
Chapter 6
Questions 1 to 4: The table below shows the counts by gender and highest degree attained for 498 respondents in
the General Social Survey.
Male
Female
Total
No High
School Degree
49
52
101
High School
Degr

CHAPTER 5
Section 5.1
1.
Drawing a scatter plot as in Figure 5.1.
Use File>Open Worksheet to open the file handheight.mtw. The file contains
observations to the variables Gender, Height and Handspan for 167 students. (See
Example 5.1)
Select Graph> Scatte

NATS 1500: ASSIGNMENT 1
partial solutions
1. (a) (25 marks) This article discusses abortion laws in Canada. It turns out (something
that I did not know myself) that there are currently no abortion laws in Canada. The
article focuses on the results of a po

NATS 1500: ASSIGNMENT 3 PART 2
solutions
Do keeners do better in school?
The data set consists of n=34 grades (A,B,C, or D) for each of 34 groups. The groups were labelled 1 through 35 (group 4 is missing), and are indicative of how keen the group is. Tha

NATS 1500: ASSIGNMENT 2
partial solutions
1. (25 marks) The article is discussing the quality of teaching done by professors at universities in Canada. Specically, the article implies that students believe that there has
recently been a decline in the qua

NATS 1500: ASSIGNMENT 2
This assignment is to be completed in groups of size three. The group names are due on March
4th. The entire assignment is due on March 23rd.
1. Read the metro article attached and write a short report (no longer than one page doub

There are three kinds of lies:
lies, damned lies and statistics
Benjamin Disraeli
Prime Minister of Great Britain (1868, 1874-1880)
Best selling stats
book of all times
Statistical thinking will one day
be as necessary
for efficient citizenship
as the ab

NATS 1500 Statistics and Reasoning
Sample Mid-Term Test
February 10, 2010 at 4 p.m.
Duration 1 hour
Instructions: No aids are allowed except a non-programmable calculator. The marks for each
question are shown in brackets. They will sum to 100 on the test

NATS 1500 February 2015
Extra Sample Questions
1. Explain why the distribution of human heights has a shape that is approximately normal but
the distribution of the number of heads when you toss one coin (0 or 1) does not.
2. Suppose a poll using a random

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NATS 1500 Final Exam
April 19, 2012
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NATS 1500 Statistics and Reasoning
Sample Mid-Term Test
Actual Mid-Term: February 15, 2012 at 4 pm
Duration 1 hour
Instructions: No aids are allowed except a non-programmable calculator that can take square
roots.
You must bring your York student card to

NATS 1500 Final Exam
April 17, 2010
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Sample Multiple Choice Questions
Chapter 4
1.
A random sample of 1001 Americans aged 18-24 years showed that 51% believe their health is extremely important. An approximate 95% confidence
interval for the proportion of all 18-24 year olds who believe th

Summary:
How to read a newspaper, listen to the radio, read a magazine, etc.
Many issues centre around relationships between variables and the possibility or
claim that one variable affects another.
Examples:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Being overweight affects health?
I

NATS 1500 Mid-term test A1
February 15, 2012
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D

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February 15, 2012
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Understanding Statistics Elliptically Part I
Visualizing Univariate Regression
Georges Monette
York University
[email protected]
December 7, 2010
Biostatistics Seminars
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto
with thanks to many collaborat

MATH 1610 Final Exam
December 2014
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11. [10] Suppose that the correlation between the grade on the midterm and the grade on the final
exam in a certain Economics course is 0.7 and that the relationship is reasonably close to
linear. Which of t

Possible test/exam question
1. Review these exercises for discussion in class
2. Why does Hans Rosling say that students at the Karolinska Institute know statistically significantly less
about the world than do chimpanzees - and professors at the Karolins