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DIRECTIONS: Show your computations on a separate piece of paper and give your final

answers in the blanks provided. Round off final answers to two places, if appropriate. Do not
round off numbers taken directly from tables. Turn in any computations completed to support
your final answers.

1. Dr. Zuckerman developed a scale to measure sensation seeking. People who are high in
sensation seeking appear to be easily bored and have a high need to participate in new
and sometimes risky activities. Scores on the scale can range from 10 to 40, with higher
scores indicating a higher need for sensation seeking. Suppose that the population mean
for college student athletes is 23.0, with a = 4.5. You have measured five samples
(Samples A to E) of college-student athletes on this scale. Each of your samples was of a
different size, as indicated below:

Sample N
A 4
B 9
C 16
D 25
E 75

For each sample answer the following questions:


X
a. Calculate (10 pts)

Sample A:

Sample B:

Sample C:

Sample D:

Sample E:

b. Find the probability that your sample mean will be equal to or greater than 25 (15 pts)

Sample A:

Sample B:
Sample C:

Sample D:

Sample E:

c. For each sample, find the probability that your sample mean will be between 22
and 24 (20 pts)

Sample A:

Sample B:

Sample C:

Sample D:

Sample E:
X
d. In your own words, how would you describe the relationship between and N as
illustrated in this example? (2 pts)

2. A Life Satisfaction Test has a population mean of 500 and a population standard
deviation of 100. Suppose you randomly select a sample of 80 participants and
administer the Life Satisfaction Test to each participant.

a. What would you expect the mean of this sample to be? (2 pts)

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b. What is the standard error of the mean for samples of size 75 from this
population? (2 pts)
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c. What is the probability that this sample will be one of the samples that will have a
mean Life Satisfaction score greater than 515? (2 pts)
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d. What is the probability that this sample will be one of the samples that will have a
mean Life Satisfaction score less than 475? (2 pts)
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e. What is the probability that this sample will be one of the samples that will have a
mean Life Satisfaction score between 490 and 510? (3 pts)

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f. Suppose we obtain a mean Life Satisfaction score of 525. What is the 95%
confidence interval for these data? (3 pts)
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g. Supposed we obtain a mean Life Satisfaction Score of 525. What is the 80%
confidence interval for these data? (3 pts)

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4. You are a researcher who administered a self-esteem measure to 40 participants. The


mean self-esteem score for your sample is 70.85 and the standard deviation of the
population is 9.25. What is the 90% confidence interval? (3 pts)

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How does this confidence interval differ from a 90% confidence interval in
which the standard deviation of the sample was found to be 9.25? (3 pts)

What is the confidence interval? ______________________

How does this interval differ when a sample is used to estimate the standard error of
the means versus when the population parameter value is used? (2 pts)

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