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Question number: 415
» Statistical Methods » Bivariate Normal Distribution
Question
Let the random variable where and ∑= then, will follow ________ distribution.
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Choice (4)  Response  

a. 


b. 


c. 


d.  None of the above 

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Rama is trying to predict the weight of a newborn given some information about its mother and prenatal care. A1 is the birth weight, it is the criterion. A2 is the mothers weight before getting pregnant, A3 is how many cigarettes a day the mother smoked during pregnancy, A4 is how much weight the mother gained during pregnancy and A5 is how far into the pregnancy the mother was when she began receiving prenatal care. Here is a correlation matrix of the correlations between pairs of variables Use this matrix to answer the following questions.
A1  A2  A3  A4  A5  
A1  1.000  
A2  0.543  1.000  
A3  0.341  0.932  1.000  
A4  0.682  0.192  0.435  1.000  
A5  0.821  0.472  0.001  0.311  1.000 
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» Statistical Methods » Partial and Multiple Correlations
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Which of the variables is likely to be the single best predictor of birth weight of a newborn?
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  A3 

b.  A4 

c.  A2 

d.  A5 

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» Statistical Methods » Partial and Multiple Correlations
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In this matrix, what is the correlation between smoking and weight gain?
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  0.932 

b.  0.341 

c.  0.435 

d.  0.001 

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» Statistical Methods » Partial and Multiple Correlations
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What is the coefficient of determination for the relationship between smoking and mothers’ weight?
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Choice (4)  Response  

a. 


b. 


c.  0.868 

d.  None of the above 

Question number: 419
» Statistical Methods » Curve Fitting and Orthogonal Polynomials
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The quadratic least squares approximation of on using monomial polynomials is . Then the values of is ________, is ________ and is ________.
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  and 

b.  and 

c.  and 

d.  and 

Question number: 420
» Statistical Methods » Collection, Compilation and Presentation of Data
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The data of socio economic status of people living in a particular area, can be categorized as ________.
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Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Quantitative Data 

b.  Qualitative Data 

c.  None of the above 

d.  Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague 
