Posted by Michaelson from em12_686.utsi.edu on July 01, 1998 at 13:47:17:
In Reply to: Excellent! I love this stats stuff! posted by Cap'n Paul on June 30, 1998 at 20:24:26:
: : I teach statistics and just have time to point out two things: CP...
: : 1) since the population mean and standard deviation are unknown,
: : a z-test is inappropriate... you would use a t-test, but then only
: : if the "real Indy" fans and the "infidels" could be randomly assigned
: : to each group (which, of course, they cannot in this instance) and
: : Michaelson...
: : 2) whether you reject the null or not, you need to go through the
: : process of hypothesis testing as described by CP; otherwise, you're
: : just stating your opinion without any evidential foundation.
: : End of stat lesson :-)
: : Regards,
: : Stephen
: :Excellent! I knew I'd get some bites on this one. Good point on the t-test. Z seemed to obvious but I didn't want to spend all night responding to IJONES.
: The diverse backgrounds of Indy fans always amazes me. This forum is great. -CP
Totally agree on the diversity. We are all a good cross section of the world. Indy seems to attract people from all walks of life. I've enjoyed reading the thoughts and comments to date. I salute you all, and appreciate you're taking time to talk to me. Regards. Michaelson
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