Math 54: Project Fall 2017 Due Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Classroom This project will demonstrate that several student learning objectives have been met, including statistical calculations for a given data set consisting of samples and, for the given sample data, you will decide on and use an appropriate test to reach conclusions about a hypothesis made about a population parameter. You will be making inferences about the population proportion. In this project you will utilize some of the statistical concepts we studied in class to analyze some data. The project will make use of a calculator with built-in statistical functions. You will be given a set of data to analyze. Your data consists of poll results for a two-candidate election. Your data consists of 1’s and 0’s. A 1 represents a yes vote for candidate A in the sample. You should set up a hypothesis test to test the claim that candidate A will receive greater than 50% of the population vote (so p>0.50). Your sample size is 100. You should specify the null hypothesis and the alternate hypothesis. You should test the null hypothesis and compute the corresponding P-value using the traditional approach where you compute Z. The significance level is 0.05. Make sure your data meets any requirements necessary in order to use the normal approximation in computing Z. Your report should consist of the following: A cover page where you include your name and assigned class number. An Introduction where you state the task your report addresses. An Analysis section where you show the hypothesis and formulas for the project and the results you obtain. A Conclusions section where you state your conclusions. An appendix where you include your raw data and detailed descriptions of the functions you used and how you used them including any parameters you had to input to the functions. You must use built-in statistical functions on your calculator for your analysis. No credit will be given for answers obtained via plugging into formulas. However, you should show all formulas that would be required if you could not use technology for this project. Note: This project is to be an individual effort. You are not to consult with other students or anyone else (except the professor) on any aspect of the project. You may ask your professor any questions you have. You should type your report (including equations) on single-sided white paper with a staple in the upper left-hand corner. Do not put your report in any kind of binder.
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