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Question number: 34

» Statistical Methods » Non-Parametric Test » Run

Appeared in Year: 2012

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In a ticket counter, at some point of time the sequence of males (M) and females (F) was found as

MMFMFFFMFMMFFFFMFMMMM

Use runs test to examine if the sequence is random (5 % critical value of the number r of runs with n 1 = 11, n 2 = 10 is 6).

Explanation

Suppose a sample size n contains n 1 symbols of one type and n 2 symbols of the other type. The null hypothesis is the symbols occur in random order. The alternative is the symbols occur in a set pattern. The lower and upper critical value is obtained from tables. If the observed number of runs in a sample lies in between these critical values, t

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Question number: 35

» Statistical Methods » Measures of Location

Appeared in Year: 2015

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Let X have the probability density function

Find the mean, geometric mean and harmonic mean.

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Then mean is

The geometric mean is

The geometric mean is

The harmonic mean is

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Question number: 36

» Statistical Methods » Tests of Significance » Z-Test

Appeared in Year: 2015

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If X follows binomial b (n 1, p 1) distribution and Y follows binomial b (n 2, p 2), provide an appropriate test at level α for H 0: p 1 =p 2 against H 1: p 1 > p 2.

Explanation

The hypothesis is equivalent to testing the null hypothesis that p 1 −p 2 = 0 against the alternative is p 1 -p 2 > 0. The statistic on which we base our decision is the random variable . Suppose the samples of sizes n 1 and n 2 are selected from binomial populations are independent.

For large sample size, the estimator was approximately

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Question number: 37

» Statistical Methods » Correlation Coefficient » Partial Correlation

Appeared in Year: 2014

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Given the following correlation matrix of order 3 x 3

Calculate (i) r 12.3 (ii) r 1.23

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In general, the correlation matrix is in these notations

(i)

(ii)

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Question number: 38

» Statistical Methods » Tests of Significance » F-Test

Appeared in Year: 2012

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Indicate how you would test the hypothesis that the means of k independent normal populations are identical, clearly mentioning the null and the alternative hypotheses, the assumptions made, the test statistic used, and the critical region.

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Let there are k independent normal population with different sample size n 1, n 2, …, n k. The test of null hypothesis is that the means of k normal population is same and the alternative hypothesis is any two mean are not same.

Vs H 1: at least two mean are not equal

Under the assumptions that the

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Question number: 39

» Statistical Methods » Regression » Linear

Appeared in Year: 2011

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From a bivariate data set of 4995 observations, the following quantities have been calculated:

Obtain the estimated linear regression of X on Y.

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Let the linear equation is

To solve this equation by least square method. In this approach, the residual sum of squares is minimized by partially differentiating with respect to and .

To differential this, we get the estimate of and

The given value is putting in these e

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