







Sample size 
20100329 

Rae pose la question : What sample size was needed to obtain an error range of 2% if the following statement was made? "75% of the workers support the proposed benefit package. These results are considered accurate to within + or  2%, 18 out of 20 times. This seems like a straight forward question but I'm getting it wrong. Could you please help me out even just the set up would be appreciated so I can see if that's where I'm going wrong. Thanks Harley Weston lui répond. 





Problems understanding math 
20080727 

Cindy pose la question : why do so many people have problems understanding math.
is it because at some point along the way they didn't fully understand
a concept and they then lose confidence. Learning math is cummulative so what you
don't learn at one point just gets more confusing as you move along. how do
we correct this? how can i help students in junior and senior high who do poorly in math. Stephen La Rocque and Victoria West lui répond. 





Confidence level 
20071119 

Fara pose la question : It is common for public opinion polls to have a " confidence level" of 95%, meaning
that there is a 0.95 probability that the poll results are accurate within the claimed margins of error.
If six different organizations conduct independent polls, what is the probability that all
six of them are accurate within the claimed margins of error? Does the results suggest that
with a confidence level of 95%, we can expect that almost all polls will be within the claimed
margin of error? Harley Weston lui répond. 





Find the sample size needed 
20070513 

Mini pose la question : Find the sample size needed to be 98% confident thata marketing survey on the proportion of shoppers who use the internet for holiday shopping is accurate within a margin of error of 0.02. Assume that the conditions for a binomial distribution are met, and that a current estimate for a sample proportion does not exist. Penny Nom lui répond. 





A confidence interval 
20060121 

Jonathan pose la question :
I am attempting to calculate how my confidence interval will widen at the 95% confidence level if my response universe increases from 100 to 150 or to 200.
There is a universe of 54,000. I take a 5% sample for a test universe of 2,700
If my "yes" universe is 100, at the 95% confidence level, what is my +/ range? (i.e +/ 3? +/5?)
Historically, 6.6% of the 2,700 you say "yes". I am trying to determine how the confidence interval would change if the number of "yes" responders increased to 150 or to 200.
Penny Nom lui répond. 





Computing confidence intervals 
20041126 

Christie pose la question : I was given a question with N=100, sample proportion is 0.1 compute the 95% confidence interval for P? I have tried this several ways but do not know how to do without means, standard deviations, standard error of the mean? I asked my teacher and she said I have all the info I need. Can you help???? Penny Nom lui répond. 





Sampling distributions 
20020218 

A student pose la question :
 given: n = 40, standard deviation is not known, population of individual observations not normal. does the central limit theorem apply in this case? why or why not?
 for an estimation problem, list two ways of reducing the magnitude of sampling error?
 What will happen to the magnitude of sampling error if the confidence level is raised all other things remaining the same? justify your answer?
Harley Weston lui répond. 





A sample size problem 
20011028 

Charles pose la question : The U.S Transportation Dept. will randomly sample traffic reports to estimate the proportion of accidents involving people over the age of 70. The Dept. has no advance estimate of this proportion. how many reports should the dept select to be atleast 97% confident that the estimate is within .01 of the true proportion? Harley Weston lui répond. 





A confidence interval 
20010628 

Murray pose la question : An investigator wants to find out of there are any difference in "skills" between full and part time students. Records show the following:
Student Mean Score Std Dev Number
   
Full time 83 12 45
Part time 70 15 55
Compute a 95% confidence interval for the difference in mean scores. Andrei Volodin lui répond. 





A confidence interval 
20010426 

Kim pose la question : A poll asked 1528 adults if they were in favor of the death penalty, 1238 said yes, find 99% confidence level for percent of all adult who are in favor of the death penalty. Andrei Volodin lui répond. 





Estimating the population mean 
19991113 

John Barekman pose la question : Statitistics: Estimating the population mean when the standard deviation is known: I am not sure which n to use in the formula for the confidence interval equation: x +/ z*(standard deviation/sqrt(n)) If we have data of ten people, and if we have the data of ten sets of ten people each, what is the difference in the n that we use? What is the difference between the standard deviation and the standard error? Are we using the number of sampling means or just the number of samples? Harley Weston lui répond. 

