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**Final Examination/Project 99: **is a common class project, and is due 5/9/05, 5:30-8:00 p.m., at our normal class location. It is considered smart to work in groups (up to N=3); the write-up must include all the names of your group members.

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**Test 2: **Covers chapters 5-11 (+other?): Scheduled for May 2, 2005, in class. A movement is underway to move this to Wednesday, 5/4...Sample test is here ; and solutions are here, and are also posted on Blackboard, along with ADDITIONAL SAMPLE TEST 2'S. **Key to Test II: **Uhh, here's Test 2

**Solutions to HW 8-9: ** Are posted here, to aid you in studying for the exam

**Test 1: **Covers chapters 1-5 and 13 (Regression): It has been rescueduled to March 16, in class. A review will be conducted Sunday, 3/13 at 1300, and in class Monday. Sample test is available on Blackboard, or HERE.
**Key to Test I: **

**2/11/05: Boxplots!** Instructions for
the Rice Student Boxplot Solution, with sample spreadsheet.

Homework is assigned (for those who thought I wouldn't do it...)

1/17/05: Text of MLK's Speech (I have a dream), August 28, 1963. King photos. Assasination official story; another version from "what really happened". Current status.

**WELCOME Dr. Ivany!**

**WELCOME TO MBA/MIB 5315C!**

** Homework 0 (optional): Assigned 1/19/04, due Monday 1/24/05 (in class)** - "Statistics in the News - Estimation of Shredded Documents," good for 1 point on final course grade.

__Homework 1: Assigned 2/11, due 2/23__

Chapter 1: 1.61, 1.62, 1.63, 1.64, 1.65

__Homework 2: Assigned 2/11, due 2/23__

Chapter 2: 2.51, 2.53, 2.57, 2.61, 2.62

__Homework 3: Assigned 2/11, due 2/23__

Chapter 3: 3.61, 3.62, 3.69, 3.70, 3.78

__Homework Regression.1: Assigned 2/11, due 2/23__

Chapter 13: Case 13B, Continental Trucking (p. 548)

__Homework 4: Assigned 3/8, due 3/14__

Chapter 4: 56, 58, 63, 67, 70, 75, 78

__Homework 5: Assigned 3/23, due 3/30__

Chapter 5: 84, 97, 105, 106, 115, 116

__Homework 6: Assigned 4/6, due 4/13__

Chapter 6: 13, 18, 21, 28

__Homework 7: Assigned 4/6, due 4/13__

Chapter 7: 65, 67, 70, 78, 80

__Homework 8: Assigned 4/13, due 4/20__

Chapter 8: 58, 59, 61, 64, 66, 75

__Homework 9: Assigned 4/13, due 4/20__

Chapter 9: 43, 44, 50, 51, 57

Chapter 1 The Where, Why, and How of Data Collection

Chapter 2 Graphs, Charts, and Tables – Describing Your Data

Chapter 3 Describing Data Using Numerical Measures

Chapter 4 Using Probability and Probability Distributions

Chapter 5 Discrete and Continuous Probability Distributions

Chapter 6 Introduction to Sampling Distributions

Chapter 7 Estimating Population Values

Chapter 8 Introduction to Hypothesis Testing

Chapter 9 Estimation and Hypothesis Testing for Two Population Parameters

Chapter 10 Hypothesis Tests for One and Two Population Variances

Chapter 11 Analysis of Variance

Chapter 12 Goodness-of-Fit Tests and Contingency Analysis

Chapter 13 Introduction to Linear Regression and Correlation Analysis

Chapter 14 Multiple Regression Analysis and Model Building

Chapter 15 Analyzing and Forecasting Time-Series Data

Chapter 16 Introduction to Nonparametric Statistics

Chapter 17 Introduction to Quality and Statistical Process Control

Chapter 18 Introduction to Decision Analysis (On CD-ROM)

Due: |
Last day of finals |

TBD for graduating seniors | |

TBD for non-graduating students |

Within this project you must demonstrate five different aspects of a statistical study. The project should be 5-10 pages in length. You may use either an observational study or a designed experiment. I must approve your topic of research before you begin.

1. Pose a question that you can answer with data (which must be approved by me).

2. Explain how you will select the data or design the experiment to gather the data. Provide your rationale for the choices.

3. Include your data (in an appendix) and provide an appropriate graphical display. The descriptive methods you use should relate to the research question you have chosen to answer.

4. Perform some statistical inference on your data and provide reasoning for your choice of methods. You should summarize your findings, relating them to your research question.

5. Summarize what you have done in layman's terms, so that a person without any statistical knowledge would understand your findings and how you obtained them.