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MM207 Final Project

The Final Project is worth 105 points. Please download this document to your computer

and save it using the naming convention specified in the course syllabus. For the Final

Project you will be using the MM207 Student Data Set, the survey codebook, and

StatCrunch as necessary. You should enter your answers/responses directly after the

question. There is no need to retype the project.

After completing and saving the project, submit your project in the Final Drop Box.

Click this link to access the MM207 Student Data Set. When the page loads you will need

to click on MM207 Student Data Set on the left side of the page.

MM207 Student Data Set

Name:

1. Using the MM207 Student Data Set:

a) What is the correlation between student cumulative GPA and the number of hours spent

on school work each week? Be sure to include the computations or StatCrunch output to

support your answer.

b) Is the correlation what you expected?

c) Does the number of hours spent on school work have a causal relationship with the

GPA?

d) What would be the predicted GPA for a student who spends 16 hours per week on

school work? Be sure to include the computations or StatCrunch output to support your

prediction.

2. Using the MM207 Student Data Set:

a) Select a continuous variable that you suspect would not follow a normal distribution.

b) Create a graph for the variable you have selected to show its distribution.

c) Explain why these data might not be normally distributed.

d) Select a second continuous variable that you believe would approximate a normal

distribution

e) Create a graph to show its distribution.

f) Explain why these data might be normally distributed.

.

3. Jonathan is a 42 year old male student and Mary is a 37 year old female student thinking

about taking this class. Based on their relative position, which student would be farther away

from the average age of their gender group based on this sample of MM207 students?

MM207 Final Project

4. If you were to randomly select a student from the set of students who have completed the

survey, what is the probability that you would select a male? Explain your answer.

5. Using the sample of MM207 students:

a) What is the probability of randomly selecting a person who is conservative and then

selecting from that group someone who is a nursing major?

b) What is the probability of randomly selecting a liberal or a male?

6. Facebook reports that the average number of Facebook friends worldwide is 175.5 with a

standard deviation of 90.57. If you were to take a sample of 25 students, what is the

probability that the mean number Facebook friends in the sample will be 190 friends or

more?

7. Select a random sample of 30 student responses to question 6, "How many credit hours are

you taking this term?" Using the information from this sample, and assuming that our data set

is a random sample of all Kaplan statistics students, estimate the average number of credit

hours that all Kaplan statistics students are taking this term using a 95% level of confidence.

Be sure to show the data from your sample and the data to support your estimate.

8. Assume that the MM207 Student Data Set is a random sample of all Kaplan students;

estimate the proportion of all Kaplan students who are male using a 90% level of confidence.

9. Assume you want to estimate with the proportion of students who commute less than 5 miles

to work within 2%, what sample size would you need?

10. A professor at Kaplan University claims that the average age of all Kaplan students is 36

years old. Use a 95% confidence interval to test the professor's claim. Is the professor's

claim reasonable or not? Explain.

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MM207 Final Project

The Final Project is worth 105 points. Please download this document to your computer

and save it using the naming convention specified in the course syllabus. For the Final

Project you will be using the MM207 Student Data Set, the survey codebook, and

StatCrunch as necessary. You should enter your answers/responses directly after the

question. There is no need to retype the project.

After completing and saving the project, submit your project in the Final Drop Box.

Click this link to access the MM207 Student Data Set. When the page loads you will need

to click on MM207 Student Data Set on the left side of the page.

MM207 Student Data Set

Name:

1. Using the MM207 Student Data Set:

a) What is the correlation between student cumulative GPA and the number of hours spent

on school work each week? Be sure to include the computations or StatCrunch output to

support your answer.

b) Is the correlation what you expected?

c) Does the number of hours spent on school work have a causal relationship with the

GPA?

d) What would be the predicted GPA for a student who spends 16 hours per week on

school work? Be sure to include the computations or StatCrunch output to support your

prediction.

2. Using the MM207 Student Data Set:

a) Select a continuous variable that you suspect would not follow a normal distribution.

b) Create a graph for the variable you have selected to show its distribution.

c) Explain why these data might not be normally distributed.

d) Select a second continuous variable that you believe would approximate a normal

distribution

e) Create a graph to show its distribution.

f) Explain why these data might be normally distributed.

.

3. Jonathan is a 42 year old male student and Mary is a 37 year old female student thinking

about taking this class. Based on their relative position, which student would be farther away

from the average age of their gender group based on this sample of MM207 students?

MM207 Final Project

4. If you were to randomly select a student from the set of students who have completed the

survey, what is the probability that you would select a male? Explain your answer.

5. Using the sample of MM207 students:

a) What is the probability of randomly selecting a person who is conservative and then

selecting from that group someone who is a nursing major?

b) What is the probability of randomly selecting a liberal or a male?

6. Facebook reports that the average number of Facebook friends worldwide is 175.5 with a

standard deviation of 90.57. If you were to take a sample of 25 students, what is the

probability that the mean number Facebook friends in the sample will be 190 friends or

more?

7. Select a random sample of 30 student responses to question 6, "How many credit hours are

you taking this term?" Using the information from this sample, and assuming that our data set

is a random sample of all Kaplan statistics students, estimate the average number of credit

hours that all Kaplan statistics students are taking this term using a 95% level of confidence.

Be sure to show the data from your sample and the data to support your estimate.

8. Assume that the MM207 Student Data Set is a random sample of all Kaplan students;

estimate the proportion of all Kaplan students who are male using a 90% level of confidence.

9. Assume you want to estimate with the proportion of students who commute less than 5 miles

to work within 2%, what sample size would you need?

10. A professor at Kaplan University claims that the average age of all Kaplan students is 36

years old. Use a 95% confidence interval to test the professor's claim. Is the professor's

claim reasonable or not? Explain.

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