Mathematics 466

Theory of Statistics

Spring 2008




Each student is to complete a small project.


The report for the project will have three parts.


1.    A description of the question and the data

This part should contain sufficient background so that the reader understands what are the issues in statistics that need to be addressed and the nature of the data collected to address the statistical questions.


2.    Statistical analysis of the data

In this section, us the software program R to assist you in your analysis. If the question is one of estimation, then include an interval estimate like a confidence interval. If the question results in a hypothesis test, then try to give a power analysis. Provide a justification of your methods.


3.    Implications of the analysis

Give your conclusions based on the outcome of the computations performed in the second section. Provide suggestions for future questions that result from your conclusions.