Assessment Task – Tutorial Questions
Unit Code: HI6007
Unit Name: Statistics for Business Decisions
Assignment: Tutorial Questions 2
Due: 11:59PM 19 June 2020
Purpose: This assignment is designed to assess your level of knowledge of the key topics covered in
Unit Learning Outcomes Assessed:
1. Students are able to apply appropriate business research methodologies to support
2. Students are able to identify and apply valid statistical techniques in a given scenario to
solve business problems.
3. Students are able to justify and interpret the results of a statistical analysis in the context
of critical reasoning for a business problem solving.
4. Students are able to apply statistical knowledge to summarize data graphically and
statistically, either manually or via a computer package.
5. Students are able to justify and interpret statistical/analytical scenarios that best fit
6. Students are able to justify value and limitations of the statistical techniques to business
Description: Each week students were provided with three tutorial questions of varying degrees of
difficulty. These tutorial questions are available in the Tutorial Folder for each week on Blackboard.
The Interactive Tutorials are designed to assist students with the process, skills and knowledge to
answer the provided tutorial questions. Your task is to answer a selection of tutorial questions for
weeks 7 to 11 inclusive and submit these answers in a single document.
The questions to be answered are;
Question 2 (10 marks)
A local health centre noted that in a sample of 400 patients, 80 were referred to them by the local
a. Provide a 95% confidence interval for all the patients who are referred to the health centre by
the hospital. (5 marks)
b. What sample size would be required to estimate the proportion of all hospital referrals to the
health centre with a margin of error of 0.04 or less at 95% confidence? (5 marks)
Question 1 (10 marks)
The average starting salary of students who graduated from colleges of Business in 2009 was $48,400.
A sample of 100 graduates of 2010 showed an average starting salary of $50,000. Assume the standard
deviation of the population is known to be $8000. We want to determine whether or not there has
been a significant increase in the starting salaries.
Step 1. Statement of the hypothesis (1.5 marks)
Step 2. Standardised test statistic formula (1 mark)
Step 3. State the level of significance (1 mark)
Step 4. Decision Rule (Draw a bell to show rejection zone) (3 marks)
Step 5. Calculation of the statistic (2 marks)
Step 6. Conclusion (1.5 marks)
Question 3 (10 marks)
The data in the table below presents the hourly quantity of production for three lines of production
processes over the first 4 days in XYZ Company. Answer the questions based on the Excel Output given
|Day||Process 1||Process 2||Process 3|
ANOVA: Single Factor
|Source of Variation||SS||df||MS||F||P value|
a. State the null and alternative hypothesis for single factor ANOVA. (1 mark)
b. State the decision rule (α = 0.05). (4 marks)
c. Calculate the test statistic. (3 marks)
d. Make a decision. (2 marks)
Question 2 (10 marks)
Personal wealth tends to increase with age as older individuals have had more opportunities
to earn and invest than younger individuals. The following data were obtained from a random
sample of eight individuals and records their total wealth (Y) and their current age (X).
|Person||Total wealth (‘000s of dollars)
A part of the output of a regression analysis of Y against X using Excel is given below:
|Adjusted R Square||0.896703|
|Coefficients||Standard Error||t Stat||P-value|
a. State the estimated regression line and interpret the slope coefficient. (1.5 marks)
b. What is the estimated total personal wealth when a person is 50 years old? (1
c. What is the value of the coefficient of determination? Interpret it. (1.5 marks)
d. Test whether there is a significant relationship between wealth and age at the 10%
significance level. Perform the test using the following six steps.
|Step 1. Statement of the hypotheses
Step 2. Standardised test statistic
Step 3. Level of significance
Step 4. Decision Rule
|Step 5. Calculation of test statistic
Step 6. Conclusion
Question 3 (10 marks)
A student used multiple regression analysis to study how family spending (y) is influenced by income
(x1), family size (x2), and additions to savings (x3). The variables y, x1, and x3 are measured in thousands
of dollars. The following results were obtained.
a. Write out the estimated regression equation for the relationship between the variables. (1
b. Compute coefficient of determination. What can you say about the strength of this
relationship? (3 marks)
c. Carry out a test to determine whether y is significantly related to the independent variables.
Use a 5% level of significance. (3 marks)
d. Carry out a test to see if x3 and y are significantly related. Use a 5% level of significance. (3
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