Kaplan Statistics MM207 Final Project by b1vxSP


									                                      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.

In the course, go to Unit 9 -> Instructor Graded Project -> StatCrunch to access the
MM207 Student Data Set. When the page loads you will need to click on Data Set on the
left side of the page. You do not need a StatCrunch ID or a password to access the data
set; simply click the on Data Set to load the data file.


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
    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

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
    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?
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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

7. Select a random sample of 35 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.

NOTE: Project problems should not be posted to the Discussion threads. Questions on the
project problems should be addressed to the instructor by sending an email or by attending
office hours.

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grade or correct the project, but they will provide guidance for improvement.

Students should submit assignments early enough to receive feedback and make corrections
before the project due date (24 hour turn-around times Monday-Thursday and 48 hour turn-
around times on weekends are typical).

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