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Hypothesis Testing with One Sample
Chapter 7 Hypothesis Testing with One Sample Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Chapter Outline 7.1 Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
7.2 Hypothesis Testing for the Mean (Large Samples) 7.3 Hypothesis Testing for the Mean (Small Samples) 7.4 Hypothesis Testing for Proportions 7.5 Hypothesis Testing for Variance and Standard Deviation Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
Section 7.1 Introduction to Hypothesis Testing Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Section 7.1 Objectives State a null hypothesis and an alternative hypothesis Identify type I and type I errors and interpret the level of significance Determine whether to use a one-tailed or two-tailed statistical test and find a p-value Make and interpret a decision based on the results of a statistical test Write a claim for a hypothesis test Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Hypothesis Tests Hypothesis test
A process that uses sample statistics to test a claim about the value of a population parameter. For example: An automobile manufacturer advertises that its new hybrid car has a mean mileage of 50 miles per gallon. To test this claim, a sample would be taken. If the sample mean differs enough from the advertised mean, you can decide the advertisement is wrong. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Hypothesis Tests Statistical hypothesis
A statement, or claim, about a population parameter. Need a pair of hypotheses one that represents the claim the other, its complement When one of these hypotheses is false, the other must be true. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

complementary statements
Stating a Hypothesis Null hypothesis A statistical hypothesis that contains a statement of equality such as , =, or . Denoted H0 read “H subzero” or “H naught.” Alternative hypothesis A statement of inequality such as >, , or <. Must be true if H0 is false. Denoted Ha read “H sub-a.” complementary statements Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Stating a Hypothesis To write the null and alternative hypotheses, translate the claim made about the population parameter from a verbal statement to a mathematical statement. Then write its complement. H0: μ ≤ k Ha: μ > k H0: μ ≥ k Ha: μ < k H0: μ = k Ha: μ ≠ k Regardless of which pair of hypotheses you use, you always assume μ = k and examine the sampling distribution on the basis of this assumption. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Stating the Null and Alternative Hypotheses
Write the claim as a mathematical sentence. State the null and alternative hypotheses and identify which represents the claim. A university publicizes that the proportion of its students who graduate in 4 years is 82%. Solution: H0: Ha: p = 0.82 Equality condition (Claim) p ≠ 0.82 Complement of H0 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Stating the Null and Alternative Hypotheses
Write the claim as a mathematical sentence. State the null and alternative hypotheses and identify which represents the claim. A water faucet manufacturer announces that the mean flow rate of a certain type of faucet is less than 2.5 gallons per minute. Solution: H0: Ha: μ ≥ 2.5 gallons per minute Complement of Ha Inequality condition μ < 2.5 gallons per minute (Claim) Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Stating the Null and Alternative Hypotheses
Write the claim as a mathematical sentence. State the null and alternative hypotheses and identify which represents the claim. A cereal company advertises that the mean weight of the contents of its 20-ounce size cereal boxes is more than 20 ounces. Solution: H0: Ha: μ ≤ 20 ounces Complement of Ha Inequality condition μ > 20 ounces (Claim) Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Types of Errors No matter which hypothesis represents the claim, always begin the hypothesis test assuming that the equality condition in the null hypothesis is true. At the end of the test, one of two decisions will be made: reject the null hypothesis fail to reject the null hypothesis Because your decision is based on a sample, there is the possibility of making the wrong decision. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Types of Errors Actual Truth of H0 Decision H0 is true H0 is false Do not reject H0 Correct Decision Type II Error Reject H0 Type I Error A type I error occurs if the null hypothesis is rejected when it is true. A type II error occurs if the null hypothesis is not rejected when it is false. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Identifying Type I and Type II Errors
The USDA limit for salmonella contamination for chicken is 20%. A meat inspector reports that the chicken produced by a company exceeds the USDA limit. You perform a hypothesis test to determine whether the meat inspector’s claim is true. When will a type I or type II error occur? Which is more serious? (Source: United States Department of Agriculture) Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Identifying Type I and Type II Errors
Let p represent the proportion of chicken that is contaminated. H0: Ha: Hypotheses: p ≤ 0.2 p > 0.2 (Claim) 0.16 0.18 0.20 0.22 0.24 p H0: p ≤ 0.20 H0: p > 0.20 Chicken meets USDA limits. Chicken exceeds USDA limits. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Identifying Type I and Type II Errors
Hypotheses: H0: Ha: p ≤ 0.2 p > 0.2 (Claim) A type I error is rejecting H0 when it is true. The actual proportion of contaminated chicken is less than or equal to 0.2, but you decide to reject H0. A type II error is failing to reject H0 when it is false. The actual proportion of contaminated chicken is greater than 0.2, but you do not reject H0. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Identifying Type I and Type II Errors
Hypotheses: H0: Ha: p ≤ 0.2 p > 0.2 (Claim) With a type I error, you might create a health scare and hurt the sales of chicken producers who were actually meeting the USDA limits. With a type II error, you could be allowing chicken that exceeded the USDA contamination limit to be sold to consumers. A type II error could result in sickness or even death. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Level of Significance Level of significance
Your maximum allowable probability of making a type I error. Denoted by , the lowercase Greek letter alpha. By setting the level of significance at a small value, you are saying that you want the probability of rejecting a true null hypothesis to be small. Commonly used levels of significance:  = 0.10  = 0.05  = 0.01 P(type II error) = β (beta) Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Standardized test statistic
Statistical Tests After stating the null and alternative hypotheses and specifying the level of significance, a random sample is taken from the population and sample statistics are calculated. The statistic that is compared with the parameter in the null hypothesis is called the test statistic. σ2 χ2 (Section 7.5) s2 z (Section 7.4) p t (Section 7.3 n < 30) z (Section 7.2 n  30) μ Standardized test statistic Test statistic Population parameter Larson/Farber 4th ed.

P-values P-value (or probability value)
The probability, if the null hypothesis is true, of obtaining a sample statistic with a value as extreme or more extreme than the one determined from the sample data. Depends on the nature of the test. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Nature of the Test Three types of hypothesis tests left-tailed test
right-tailed test two-tailed test The type of test depends on the region of the sampling distribution that favors a rejection of H0. This region is indicated by the alternative hypothesis. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Left-tailed Test The alternative hypothesis Ha contains the less-than inequality symbol (<). H0: μ  k Ha: μ < k z 1 2 3 -3 -2 -1 P is the area to the left of the test statistic. Test statistic Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Right-tailed Test The alternative hypothesis Ha contains the greater-than inequality symbol (>). H0: μ ≤ k Ha: μ > k P is the area to the right of the test statistic. z 1 2 3 -3 -2 -1 Test statistic Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Two-tailed Test The alternative hypothesis Ha contains the not equal inequality symbol (≠). Each tail has an area of ½P. H0: μ = k Ha: μ  k P is twice the area to the right of the positive test statistic. P is twice the area to the left of the negative test statistic. z 1 2 3 -3 -2 -1 Test statistic Test statistic Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Identifying The Nature of a Test
For each claim, state H0 and Ha. Then determine whether the hypothesis test is a left-tailed, right-tailed, or two-tailed test. Sketch a normal sampling distribution and shade the area for the P-value. A university publicizes that the proportion of its students who graduate in 4 years is 82%. Solution: H0: Ha: p = 0.82 z -z ½ P-value area p ≠ 0.82 Two-tailed test Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Identifying The Nature of a Test
For each claim, state H0 and Ha. Then determine whether the hypothesis test is a left-tailed, right-tailed, or two-tailed test. Sketch a normal sampling distribution and shade the area for the P-value. A water faucet manufacturer announces that the mean flow rate of a certain type of faucet is less than 2.5 gallons per minute. Solution: z -z P-value area H0: Ha: μ ≥ 2.5 gpm μ < 2.5 gpm Left-tailed test Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Identifying The Nature of a Test
For each claim, state H0 and Ha. Then determine whether the hypothesis test is a left-tailed, right-tailed, or two-tailed test. Sketch a normal sampling distribution and shade the area for the P-value. A cereal company advertises that the mean weight of the contents of its 20-ounce size cereal boxes is more than 20 ounces. Solution: z P-value area H0: Ha: μ ≤ 20 oz μ > 20 oz Right-tailed test Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Making a Decision Decision Rule Based on P-value
Compare the P-value with . If P  , then reject H0. If P > , then fail to reject H0. Claim Decision Claim is H0 Claim is Ha Fail to reject H0 Reject H0 There is enough evidence to reject the claim There is enough evidence to support the claim There is not enough evidence to reject the claim There is not enough evidence to support the claim Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Interpreting a Decision
You perform a hypothesis test for the following claim. How should you interpret your decision if you reject H0? If you fail to reject H0? H0 (Claim): A university publicizes that the proportion of its students who graduate in 4 years is 82%. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Interpreting a Decision
The claim is represented by H0. If you reject H0 you should conclude “there is sufficient evidence to indicate that the university’s claim is false.” If you fail to reject H0, you should conclude “there is insufficient evidence to indicate that the university’s claim (of a four-year graduation rate of 82%) is false.” Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Interpreting a Decision
You perform a hypothesis test for the following claim. How should you interpret your decision if you reject H0? If you fail to reject H0? Ha (Claim): Consumer Reports states that the mean stopping distance (on a dry surface) for a Honda Civic is less than 136 feet. Solution: The claim is represented by Ha. H0 is “the mean stopping distance…is greater than or equal to 136 feet.” Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Interpreting a Decision
If you reject H0 you should conclude “there is enough evidence to support Consumer Reports’ claim that the stopping distance for a Honda Civic is less than 136 feet.” If you fail to reject H0, you should conclude “there is not enough evidence to support Consumer Reports’ claim that the stopping distance for a Honda Civic is less than 136 feet.” Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Steps for Hypothesis Testing
State the claim mathematically and verbally. Identify the null and alternative hypotheses. H0: ? Ha: ? Specify the level of significance. α = ? Determine the standardized sampling distribution and draw its graph. Calculate the test statistic and its standardized value. Add it to your sketch. This sampling distribution is based on the assumption that H0 is true. z z Test statistic Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Steps for Hypothesis Testing
Find the P-value. Use the following decision rule. Write a statement to interpret the decision in the context of the original claim. Is the P-value less than or equal to the level of significance? No Fail to reject H0. Yes Reject H0. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Section 7.1 Summary Stated a null hypothesis and an alternative hypothesis Identified type I and type I errors and interpreted the level of significance Determined whether to use a one-tailed or two-tailed statistical test and found a p-value Made and interpreted a decision based on the results of a statistical test Wrote a claim for a hypothesis test Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Hypothesis Testing for the Mean (Large Samples)
Section 7.2 Hypothesis Testing for the Mean (Large Samples) Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Section 7.2 Objectives Find P-values and use them to test a mean μ
Use P-values for a z-test Find critical values and rejection regions in a normal distribution Use rejection regions for a z-test Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Using P-values to Make a Decision
Decision Rule Based on P-value To use a P-value to make a conclusion in a hypothesis test, compare the P-value with . If P  , then reject H0. If P > , then fail to reject H0. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Interpreting a P-value
The P-value for a hypothesis test is P = What is your decision if the level of significance is 0.05? 0.01? Solution: Because < 0.05, you should reject the null hypothesis. Solution: Because > 0.01, you should fail to reject the null hypothesis. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Finding the P-value After determining the hypothesis test’s standardized test statistic and the test statistic’s corresponding area, do one of the following to find the P-value. For a left-tailed test, P = (Area in left tail). For a right-tailed test, P = (Area in right tail). For a two-tailed test, P = 2(Area in tail of test statistic). Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Finding the P-value
Find the P-value for a left-tailed hypothesis test with a test statistic of z = Decide whether to reject H0 if the level of significance is α = 0.01. Solution: For a left-tailed test, P = (Area in left tail) z -2.23 P = Because > 0.01, you should fail to reject H0 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Finding the P-value
Find the P-value for a two-tailed hypothesis test with a test statistic of z = Decide whether to reject H0 if the level of significance is α = 0.05. Solution: For a two-tailed test, P = 2(Area in tail of test statistic) z 2.14 1 – = P = 2(0.0162) = 0.9838 Because < 0.05, you should reject H0 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Z-Test for a Mean μ Can be used when the population is normal and  is known, or for any population when the sample size n is at least 30. The test statistic is the sample mean The standardized test statistic is z When n  30, the sample standard deviation s can be substituted for . Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Using P-values for a z-Test for Mean μ
In Words In Symbols State the claim mathematically and verbally. Identify the null and alternative hypotheses. Specify the level of significance. Determine the standardized test statistic. Find the area that corresponds to z. State H0 and Ha. Identify . Use Table 4 in Appendix B. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Using P-values for a z-Test for Mean μ
In Words In Symbols Find the P-value. For a left-tailed test, P = (Area in left tail). For a right-tailed test, P = (Area in right tail). For a two-tailed test, P = 2(Area in tail of test statistic). Make a decision to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis. Interpret the decision in the context of the original claim. Reject H0 if P-value is less than or equal to . Otherwise, fail to reject H0. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Hypothesis Testing Using P-values
In an advertisement, a pizza shop claims that its mean delivery time is less than 30 minutes. A random selection of 36 delivery times has a sample mean of 28.5 minutes and a standard deviation of 3.5 minutes. Is there enough evidence to support the claim at  = 0.01? Use a P-value. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Hypothesis Testing Using P-values
Ha:  = Test Statistic: μ ≥ 30 min μ < 30 min P-value z -2.57 0.0051 0.01 < 0.01 Reject H0 Decision: At the 1% level of significance, you have sufficient evidence to conclude the mean delivery time is less than 30 minutes. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Hypothesis Testing Using P-values
You think that the average franchise investment information shown in the graph is incorrect, so you randomly select 30 franchises and determine the necessary investment for each. The sample mean investment is \$135,000 with a standard deviation of \$30,000. Is there enough evidence to support your claim at  = 0.05? Use a P-value. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Hypothesis Testing Using P-values
Ha:  = Test Statistic: μ = \$143,260 μ ≠ \$143,260 P-value P = 2(0.0655) = z -1.51 0.0655 0.05 Decision: > 0.05 Fail to reject H0 At the 5% level of significance, there is not sufficient evidence to conclude the mean franchise investment is different from \$143,260. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Rejection Regions and Critical Values
Rejection region (or critical region) The range of values for which the null hypothesis is not probable. If a test statistic falls in this region, the null hypothesis is rejected. A critical value z0 separates the rejection region from the nonrejection region. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Rejection Regions and Critical Values
Finding Critical Values in a Normal Distribution Specify the level of significance . Decide whether the test is left-, right-, or two-tailed. Find the critical value(s) z0. If the hypothesis test is left-tailed, find the z-score that corresponds to an area of , right-tailed, find the z-score that corresponds to an area of 1 – , two-tailed, find the z-score that corresponds to ½ and 1 – ½. Sketch the standard normal distribution. Draw a vertical line at each critical value and shade the rejection region(s). Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Finding Critical Values
Find the critical value and rejection region for a two-tailed test with  = 0.05. Solution: 1 – α = 0.95 z z0 ½α = 0.025 ½α = 0.025 -z0 = -1.96 z0 = 1.96 The rejection regions are to the left of -z0 = and to the right of z0 = 1.96. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Decision Rule Based on Rejection Region
To use a rejection region to conduct a hypothesis test, calculate the standardized test statistic, z. If the standardized test statistic is in the rejection region, then reject H0. is not in the rejection region, then fail to reject H0. z z0 Fail to reject H0. Reject H0. Left-Tailed Test z < z0 z z0 Reject Ho. Fail to reject Ho. z > z0 Right-Tailed Test z z0 Two-Tailed Test z0 z < -z0 z > z0 Reject H0 Fail to reject H0 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Using Rejection Regions for a z-Test for a Mean μ
In Words In Symbols State the claim mathematically and verbally. Identify the null and alternative hypotheses. Specify the level of significance. Sketch the sampling distribution. Determine the critical value(s). Determine the rejection region(s). State H0 and Ha. Identify . Use Table 4 in Appendix B. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Using Rejection Regions for a z-Test for a Mean μ
In Words In Symbols Find the standardized test statistic. Make a decision to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis. Interpret the decision in the context of the original claim. If z is in the rejection region, reject H0. Otherwise, fail to reject H0. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Testing with Rejection Regions
Employees in a large accounting firm claim that the mean salary of the firm’s accountants is less than that of its competitor’s, which is \$45,000. A random sample of 30 of the firm’s accountants has a mean salary of \$43,500 with a standard deviation of \$5200. At α = 0.05, test the employees’ claim. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Testing with Rejection Regions
Ha:  = Rejection Region: μ ≥ \$45,000 μ < \$45,000 Test Statistic 0.05 Decision: Fail to reject H0 z -1.645 0.05 At the 5% level of significance, there is not sufficient evidence to support the employees’ claim that the mean salary is less than \$45,000. -1.645 -1.58 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Testing with Rejection Regions
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that the mean cost of raising a child from birth to age 2 in a rural area is \$10,460. You believe this value is incorrect, so you select a random sample of 900 children (age 2) and find that the mean cost is \$10,345 with a standard deviation of \$1540. At α = 0.05, is there enough evidence to conclude that the mean cost is different from \$10,460? (Adapted from U.S. Department of Agriculture Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion) Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Testing with Rejection Regions
Ha:  = Rejection Region: μ = \$10,460 μ ≠ \$10,460 Test Statistic 0.05 Decision: Reject H0 z -1.96 0.025 1.96 At the 5% level of significance, you have enough evidence to conclude the mean cost of raising a child from birth to age 2 in a rural area is significantly different from \$10,460. -1.96 1.96 -2.24 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Section 7.2 Summary Found P-values and used them to test a mean μ
Used P-values for a z-test Found critical values and rejection regions in a normal distribution Used rejection regions for a z-test Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Hypothesis Testing for the Mean (Small Samples)
Section 7.3 Hypothesis Testing for the Mean (Small Samples) Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Section 7.3 Objectives Find critical values in a t-distribution
Use the t-test to test a mean μ Use technology to find P-values and use them with a t-test to test a mean μ Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Finding Critical Values in a t-Distribution
Identify the level of significance . Identify the degrees of freedom d.f. = n – 1. Find the critical value(s) using Table 5 in Appendix B in the row with n – 1 degrees of freedom. If the hypothesis test is left-tailed, use “One Tail,  ” column with a negative sign, right-tailed, use “One Tail,  ” column with a positive sign, two-tailed, use “Two Tails,  ” column with a negative and a positive sign. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Finding Critical Values for t
Find the critical value t0 for a left-tailed test given  = 0.05 and n = 21. Solution: The degrees of freedom are d.f. = n – 1 = 21 – 1 = 20. Look at α = 0.05 in the “One Tail, ” column. Because the test is left-tailed, the critical value is negative. t -1.725 0.05 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Finding Critical Values for t
Find the critical values t0 and -t0 for a two-tailed test given  = 0.05 and n = 26. Solution: The degrees of freedom are d.f. = n – 1 = 26 – 1 = 25. Look at α = 0.05 in the “Two Tail, ” column. Because the test is two-tailed, one critical value is negative and one is positive. t -2.060 0.025 2.060 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

t-Test for a Mean μ (n < 30,  Unknown)
A statistical test for a population mean. The t-test can be used when the population is normal or nearly normal,  is unknown, and n < 30. The test statistic is the sample mean The standardized test statistic is t. The degrees of freedom are d.f. = n – 1. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Using the t-Test for a Mean μ (Small Sample)
In Words In Symbols State the claim mathematically and verbally. Identify the null and alternative hypotheses. Specify the level of significance. Identify the degrees of freedom and sketch the sampling distribution. Determine any critical value(s). State H0 and Ha. Identify . d.f. = n – 1. Use Table 5 in Appendix B. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Using the t-Test for a Mean μ (Small Sample)
In Words In Symbols Determine any rejection region(s). Find the standardized test statistic. Make a decision to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis. Interpret the decision in the context of the original claim. If t is in the rejection region, reject H0. Otherwise, fail to reject H0. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Testing μ with a Small Sample
A used car dealer says that the mean price of a 2005 Honda Pilot LX is at least \$23,900. You suspect this claim is incorrect and find that a random sample of 14 similar vehicles has a mean price of \$23,000 and a standard deviation of \$1113. Is there enough evidence to reject the dealer’s claim at α = 0.05? Assume the population is normally distributed. (Adapted from Kelley Blue Book) Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Testing μ with a Small Sample
α = df = Rejection Region: μ ≥ \$23,900 μ < \$23,900 Test Statistic: Decision: 0.05 14 – 1 = 13 Reject H0 At the 0.05 level of significance, there is enough evidence to reject the claim that the mean price of a 2005 Honda Pilot LX is at least \$23,900 t -1.771 0.05 -1.771 -3.026 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Testing μ with a Small Sample
An industrial company claims that the mean pH level of the water in a nearby river is 6.8. You randomly select 19 water samples and measure the pH of each. The sample mean and standard deviation are 6.7 and 0.24, respectively. Is there enough evidence to reject the company’s claim at α = 0.05? Assume the population is normally distributed. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Testing μ with a Small Sample
α = df = Rejection Region: μ = 6.8 μ ≠ 6.8 Test Statistic: Decision: 0.05 19 – 1 = 18 Fail to reject H0 At the 0.05 level of significance, there is not enough evidence to reject the claim that the mean pH is 6.8. t -2.101 0.025 2.101 -2.101 2.101 -1.816 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Using P-values with t-Tests
The American Automobile Association claims that the mean daily meal cost for a family of four traveling on vacation in Florida is \$118. A random sample of 11 such families has a mean daily meal cost of \$128 with a standard deviation of \$20. Is there enough evidence to reject the claim at α = 0.10? Assume the population is normally distributed. (Adapted from American Automobile Association) Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Using P-values with t-Tests
Ha: μ = \$118 μ ≠ \$118 TI-83/84set up: Calculate: Draw: Decision: > 0.10 Fail to reject H0. At the 0.10 level of significance, there is not enough evidence to reject the claim that the mean daily meal cost for a family of four traveling on vacation in Florida is \$118. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Section 7.3 Summary Found critical values in a t-distribution
Used the t-test to test a mean μ Used technology to find P-values and used them with a t-test to test a mean μ Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Hypothesis Testing for Proportions
Section 7.4 Hypothesis Testing for Proportions Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Section 7.4 Objectives Use the z-test to test a population proportion p Larson/Farber 4th ed.

z-Test for a Population Proportion
A statistical test for a population proportion. Can be used when a binomial distribution is given such that np  5 and nq  5. The test statistic is the sample proportion . The standardized test statistic is z. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Using a z-Test for a Proportion p
Verify that np ≥ 5 and nq ≥ 5 In Words In Symbols State the claim mathematically and verbally. Identify the null and alternative hypotheses. Specify the level of significance. Sketch the sampling distribution. Determine any critical value(s). State H0 and Ha. Identify . Use Table 5 in Appendix B. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Using a z-Test for a Proportion p
In Words In Symbols Determine any rejection region(s). Find the standardized test statistic. Make a decision to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis. Interpret the decision in the context of the original claim. If z is in the rejection region, reject H0. Otherwise, fail to reject H0. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Hypothesis Test for Proportions
Zogby International claims that 45% of people in the United States support making cigarettes illegal within the next 5 to 10 years. You decide to test this claim and ask a random sample of 200 people in the United States whether they support making cigarettes illegal within the next 5 to 10 years. Of the 200 people, 49% support this law. At α = 0.05 is there enough evidence to reject the claim? Solution: Verify that np ≥ 5 and nq ≥ 5. np = 200(0.45) = 90 and nq = 200(0.55) = 110 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Hypothesis Test for Proportions
Ha:  = Rejection Region: p = 0.45 p ≠ 0.45 Test Statistic 0.05 Decision: Fail to reject H0 z -1.96 0.025 1.96 At the 5% level of significance, there is not enough evidence to reject the claim that 45% of people in the U.S. support making cigarettes illegal within the next 5 to 10 years. -1.96 1.96 1.14 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Hypothesis Test for Proportions
The Pew Research Center claims that more than 55% of U.S. adults regularly watch their local television news. You decide to test this claim and ask a random sample of 425 adults in the United States whether they regularly watch their local television news. Of the 425 adults, 255 respond yes. At α = 0.05 is there enough evidence to support the claim? Solution: Verify that np ≥ 5 and nq ≥ 5. np = 425(0.55) ≈ 234 and nq = 425 (0.45) ≈ 191 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Hypothesis Test for Proportions
Ha:  = Rejection Region: p ≤ 0.55 p > 0.55 Test Statistic 0.05 Decision: Reject H0 z 1.645 0.05 At the 5% level of significance, there is enough evidence to support the claim that more than 55% of U.S. adults regularly watch their local television news. 1.645 2.07 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Section 7.4 Summary Used the z-test to test a population proportion p
Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Hypothesis Testing for Variance and Standard Deviation
Section 7.5 Hypothesis Testing for Variance and Standard Deviation Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Section 7.5 Objectives Find critical values for a χ2-test
Use the χ2-test to test a variance or a standard deviation Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Finding Critical Values for the χ2-Test
Specify the level of significance . Determine the degrees of freedom d.f. = n – 1. The critical values for the χ2-distribution are found in Table 6 of Appendix B. To find the critical value(s) for a right-tailed test, use the value that corresponds to d.f. and . left-tailed test, use the value that corresponds to d.f. and 1 – . two-tailed test, use the values that corresponds to d.f. and ½ and d.f. and 1 – ½. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Finding Critical Values for the χ2-Test
Right-tailed Left-tailed χ2 1 – α χ2 1 – α Two-tailed χ2 1 – α Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Finding Critical Values for χ2
Find the critical χ2-value for a left-tailed test when n = 11 and  = 0.01. Solution: Degrees of freedom: n – 1 = 11 – 1 = 10 d.f. The area to the right of the critical value is 1 –  = 1 – 0.01 = 0.99. χ2 From Table 6, the critical value is Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Finding Critical Values for χ2
Find the critical χ2-value for a two-tailed test when n = 13 and  = 0.01. Solution: Degrees of freedom: n – 1 = 13 – 1 = 12 d.f. The areas to the right of the critical values are χ2 From Table 6, the critical values are and Larson/Farber 4th ed.

The Chi-Square Test χ2-Test for a Variance or Standard Deviation
A statistical test for a population variance or standard deviation. Can be used when the population is normal. The test statistic is s2. The standardized test statistic follows a chi-square distribution with degrees of freedom d.f. = n – 1. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Using the χ2-Test for a Variance or Standard Deviation
In Words In Symbols State the claim mathematically and verbally. Identify the null and alternative hypotheses. Specify the level of significance. Determine the degrees of freedom and sketch the sampling distribution. Determine any critical value(s). State H0 and Ha. Identify . d.f. = n – 1 Use Table 6 in Appendix B. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Using the χ2-Test for a Variance or Standard Deviation
In Words In Symbols Determine any rejection region(s). Find the standardized test statistic. Make a decision to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis. Interpret the decision in the context of the original claim. If χ2 is in the rejection region, reject H0. Otherwise, fail to reject H0. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Hypothesis Test for the Population Variance
A dairy processing company claims that the variance of the amount of fat in the whole milk processed by the company is no more than You suspect this is wrong and find that a random sample of 41 milk containers has a variance of At α = 0.05, is there enough evidence to reject the company’s claim? Assume the population is normally distributed. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Hypothesis Test for the Population Variance
Ha: α = df = Rejection Region: σ2 ≤ 0.25 σ2 > 0.25 Test Statistic: Decision: 0.05 41 – 1 = 40 Fail to Reject H0 χ2 55.758 At the 5% level of significance, there is not enough evidence to reject the company’s claim that the variance of the amount of fat in the whole milk is no more than 0.25. 55.758 43.2 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Hypothesis Test for the Standard Deviation
A restaurant claims that the standard deviation in the length of serving times is less than 2.9 minutes. A random sample of 23 serving times has a standard deviation of 2.1 minutes. At α = 0.10, is there enough evidence to support the restaurant’s claim? Assume the population is normally distributed. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Hypothesis Test for the Standard Deviation
Ha: α = df = Rejection Region: σ ≥ 2.9 min. σ < 2.9 min. Test Statistic: Decision: 0.10 23 – 1 = 22 Reject H0 14.042 χ2 At the 10% level of significance, there is enough evidence to support the claim that the standard deviation for the length of serving times is less than 2.9 minutes. 14.042 11.536 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Example: Hypothesis Test for the Population Variance
A sporting goods manufacturer claims that the variance of the strength in a certain fishing line is A random sample of 15 fishing line spools has a variance of At α = 0.05, is there enough evidence to reject the manufacturer’s claim? Assume the population is normally distributed. Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Solution: Hypothesis Test for the Population Variance
Ha: α = df = Rejection Region: σ2 = 15.9 σ2 ≠ 15.9 Test Statistic: Decision: 0.05 15 – 1 = 14 Fail to Reject H0 5.629 χ2 26.119 At the 5% level of significance, there is not enough evidence to reject the claim that the variance in the strength of the fishing line is 15.9. 5.629 26.119 19.194 Larson/Farber 4th ed.

Section 7.5 Summary Found critical values for a χ2-test
Used the χ2-test to test a variance or a standard deviation Larson/Farber 4th ed.