asked 2021-05-16

Carol and Alina play soccer for a local college team. Based on anecdotal evidence, they think that there is a difference in a player success rate of taking penalty kicks with their dominant foot compared to their non-dominant foot. They would like to test this hypothesis with an experiment. Carol arranges for each of the 11 starting players on her team to take ten penalty kicks with their dominant foot and ten penalty kicks with their non dominant foot and records the data. Using the same data values, describe two distributions that would be more supportive of the hypothesis.

asked 2021-05-14

When σ is unknown and the sample size is \(\displaystyle{n}\geq{30}\), there are tow methods for computing confidence intervals for μμ. Method 1: Use the Student's t distribution with d.f. = n - 1. This is the method used in the text. It is widely employed in statistical studies. Also, most statistical software packages use this method. Method 2: When \(\displaystyle{n}\geq{30}\), use the sample standard deviation s as an estimate for σσ, and then use the standard normal distribution. This method is based on the fact that for large samples, s is a fairly good approximation for σσ. Also, for large n, the critical values for the Student's t distribution approach those of the standard normal distribution. Consider a random sample of size n = 31, with sample mean x¯=45.2 and sample standard deviation s = 5.3. (c) Compare intervals for the two methods. Would you say that confidence intervals using a Student's t distribution are more conservative in the sense that they tend to be longer than intervals based on the standard normal distribution?

asked 2021-06-13

1. The standard error of the estimate is the same at all points along the regression line because we assumed that
A. The observed values of y are normally distributed around each estimated value of y-hat.
B. The variance of the distributions around each possible value of y-hat is the same.
C. All available data were taken into account when the regression line was calculated.
D. The regression line minimized the sum of the squared errors.
E. None of the above.

asked 2020-10-23

1. Find each of the requested values for a population with a mean of \(? = 40\), and a
standard deviation of \(? = 8\)
A. What is the z-score corresponding to \(X = 52?\)
B. What is the X value corresponding to \(z = - 0.50?\)
C. If all of the scores in the population are transformed into z-scores, what will be the values for the mean and standard deviation for the complete set of z-scores?
D. What is the z-score corresponding to a sample mean of \(M=42\) for a sample of \(n = 4\) scores?
E. What is the z-scores corresponding to a sample mean of \(M= 42\) for a sample of \(n = 6\) scores?
2. True or false:
a. All normal distributions are symmetrical
b. All normal distributions have a mean of 1.0
c. All normal distributions have a standard deviation of 1.0
d. The total area under the curve of all normal distributions is equal to 1
3. Interpret the location, direction, and distance (near or far) of the following zscores: \(a. -2.00 b. 1.25 c. 3.50 d. -0.34\)
4. You are part of a trivia team and have tracked your team’s performance since you started playing, so you know that your scores are normally distributed with \(\mu = 78\) and \(\sigma = 12\). Recently, a new person joined the team, and you think the scores have gotten better. Use hypothesis testing to see if the average score has improved based on the following 8 weeks’ worth of score data: \(82, 74, 62, 68, 79, 94, 90, 81, 80\).
5. You get hired as a server at a local restaurant, and the manager tells you that servers’ tips are $42 on average but vary about \($12 (\mu = 42, \sigma = 12)\). You decide to track your tips to see if you make a different amount, but because this is your first job as a server, you don’t know if you will make more or less in tips. After working 16 shifts, you find that your average nightly amount is $44.50 from tips. Test for a difference between this value and the population mean at the \(\alpha = 0.05\) level of significance.

asked 2021-08-11

\( \\ \begin{array}{ll|c|c|c} \text{Soccer level} & \text { Elite } & \text { Non-elite } & \text { Did not play } \\ \hline \text { Whether person } & \text { Yes } & 10 & 9 & 24 \\ \hline \text { developed arthritis } & \text { No } & 61 & 206 & 548 \end{array}\)

Researchers suspected that the more serious soccer players were more likely to develop arthritis later in life. Do the data confirm this suspicion? Calculate appropriate percentages to support your answer.

asked 2021-02-25

We will now add support for register-memory ALU operations to the classic five-stage RISC pipeline. To offset this increase in complexity, all memory addressing will be restricted to register indirect (i.e., all addresses are simply a value held in a register; no offset or displacement may be added to the register value). For example, the register-memory instruction add x4, x5, (x1) means add the contents of register x5 to the contents of the memory location with address equal to the value in register x1 and put the sum in register x4. Register-register ALU operations are unchanged. The following items apply to the integer RISC pipeline:

a. List a rearranged order of the five traditional stages of the RISC pipeline that will support register-memory operations implemented exclusively by register indirect addressing.

b. Describe what new forwarding paths are needed for the rearranged pipeline by stating the source, destination, and information transferred on each needed new path.

c. For the reordered stages of the RISC pipeline, what new data hazards are created by this addressing mode? Give an instruction sequence illustrating each new hazard.

d. List all of the ways that the RISC pipeline with register-memory ALU operations can have a different instruction count for a given program than the original RISC pipeline. Give a pair of specific instruction sequences, one for the original pipeline and one for the rearranged pipeline, to illustrate each way.

Hint for (d): Give a pair of instruction sequences where the RISC pipeline has “more” instructions than the reg-mem architecture. Also give a pair of instruction sequences where the RISC pipeline has “fewer” instructions than the reg-mem architecture.

a. List a rearranged order of the five traditional stages of the RISC pipeline that will support register-memory operations implemented exclusively by register indirect addressing.

b. Describe what new forwarding paths are needed for the rearranged pipeline by stating the source, destination, and information transferred on each needed new path.

c. For the reordered stages of the RISC pipeline, what new data hazards are created by this addressing mode? Give an instruction sequence illustrating each new hazard.

d. List all of the ways that the RISC pipeline with register-memory ALU operations can have a different instruction count for a given program than the original RISC pipeline. Give a pair of specific instruction sequences, one for the original pipeline and one for the rearranged pipeline, to illustrate each way.

Hint for (d): Give a pair of instruction sequences where the RISC pipeline has “more” instructions than the reg-mem architecture. Also give a pair of instruction sequences where the RISC pipeline has “fewer” instructions than the reg-mem architecture.

asked 2021-09-07

Write a compound inequality that represents all real numbers that are no more than 1 or no less than 6.