Stats Questions

6.1, 6.3, 6.5, 6.7, 6.20, 6.21, 6.22, 6.23, 6.24, 6.25.
8.3, 8.5, 8.12, 8.14, 8.27, 8.31, 8.32, 8.38, 8.41.
6.1
a. This table describes 1808 people. 1379 have played video games.
b. A’s and B’s = 52.04% C’s = 32.85% D’s and F’s = 15.10%
47.95% of boys in the table received a grade of C or lower
6.3
Dist. of grades for players = 53.37% A/B’s, 32.63% C’s, and 14.00% D/F’s
Dis. of grades for non-players = 47.79% A/B’s, 33.57% C’s, and 18.65% D/F’s
I conclude that this table suggests that video game players achieve a higher percentage of
higher marks than non-video game players.
6.5
6.7
a. Rotura: Maori in jury pool = .8887% vs Non-maori in jury pool = 1.07%
Nelson: Maori in jury pool = .0752% vs Non-maori in jury pool = .1715%
b. Maori had a higher percentage of its people in the jury group.
c. This can happen because there is relatively much fewer Maori to begin with than there are
non-Maori inhabitants.
6.20
Marginal distributions marital status:
Single= 4.09% Married= 93.87% Divorced= 1.53% Widowed= 0.51%
Marginal distributions job grade:
1= 11.60% 2=51.48% 3= 30.24% 4= 6.69%
They both add up to 100% each.
6.21
17.21% of single men hold Grade 1 jobs.
6.07% of Grade 1 jobs are held by single men
6.22
Conditional distribution of job grade among single men:
Grade 1= 17.21%
Grade 2= 65.88%

employment barriers. 6. Grade 1 jobs: Single: 6.05% They should all add up to 100%. . Because we have to look at the percentages and not the actual numbers.57% Widowed: 0.73% There is a bigger conditional percentage of married men holding grade 4 jobs than grade 1 jobs.27% Married: 96. (simple math) 6. location.52% Divorced: 1. job preferences.27% Widowed: 0.23 a.07% Married: 91.84% Grade 4= 2.Grade 3= 14.73% Divorced: 1. so it is inaccurate to only look at the number of single/married men who hold grade 1 jobs we must look at the big picture. etc 8.84% Grade 4 jobs: Single: 1.3 a.5 This method of sampling is biased because the sample is taken from a senior psychology honour seminar which means that most of the people in there are interested in psychology and would respond positively to a psychology club. pop = 45. sample = 1000 group that information is obtained = 137 8. age.000 b. b. There are way more married men in the whole sample then there are single men. The direction of bias is towards agreeing to sign up for the club.24 Some lurking variables may include experience level. sexual orientation/preference.

27 Population = 1000 Sample = 40 8. . 8.38 There is bias in the response because it is illegal to drive without a seat belt. The question already states the status quo. 8.31 I would label the names according to last name alphabetical order. The numbers that you start with would be the same and multiple samples from different studies would not be completely random.14 Question A is slanted towards a negative response on the gays because it opens with saying that the current federal law prohibits gays from serving. 8.8.32 You should not always begin at the same place because then it would not be completely random. and people may take that stance as being the “right” stance since it is the one already in place. and possible the interviewees thought that they would get in trouble if they said that they drive without a seat belt. 8.12 I would assign labels based on alphabetical order of student’s last names. I would divide the students up into equal groups and then segregate them into group by last name so that each group has the same or almost equal amount of people as the rest of the groups. sorting them so that each group has the same or very similar amounts of people in them.