Final project:
The final project in this class involves collecting and reporting data that can be answered by a research question. You need to come up with a research question that can be answered using a statistical test. The following types of claims are appropriate:
Claims about a proportion
Claims about a mean
Claims about two proportions
Claims about two means
You need to identify how you will collect the data, the null and alternative hypotheses, the significance level that you will use, the statistical test that you will use, and identify how you will report the data (you will report the data in graphical form; you must identify what type of graph you will use and what data will be displayed on your graph). All of the following must be approved by me prior to collecting the data.
Once you have your project approved, you must then collect and report your data. This project is due prior to the final exam, and accounts for 12.5% of your grade in this class. The final project should include the following:
1) Your research question and/or claim that you are evaluating.
2) The null and alternative hypotheses.
3) The significance level that you will use.
4) The statistical test that you will use (be sure to identify if it is one or two tailed). 5) Your raw data, organized in a table.
6) A graph that appropriately illustrates your data.
7) The conclusion (both formal “reject/fail to reject null hypothesis” and informal “what
does this mean in layman’s terms”) that you come to based on your data.
Remember, parts 1 – 4 and what you are going to do for 6, must be approved prior to conducting your research project. Approval can be obtained by submitting a typed response to those parts of the research project. Your final project that you turn in must contain all seven features listed above.