Projects for Assessment in Gen. Ed. Statistics
Presenter:  Joseph Sukta  In Loving Memory of  
Moraine Valley Comm. College  Charlotte Sukta  
Palos Hills, IL  Saint Laurence H.S.  
jsukta@morainevalley.edu  Burbank, IL 
"One is so
much less than two" 
Description:
Sixteen
projects, their solutions and corresponding WORD files are provided. The
WORD files can be downloaded and assigned to your students. The WORD files
can also be modified. Step by step instructions for using the TI 83 / 84
calculator for list management, calculating probabilities, finding confidence
intervals, and hypothesis testing are included. These projects are
used in both my online and traditional classroom Gen Ed Statistics course.
Handouts are
located online at:
http://online.morainevalley.edu/websupported/jsukta/handouts/StatProjects.htm
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Why Do You Have To Take Statistics?

Projects and Hypothesis Testing
Rationale:
Descriptive Statistics

2a. Project:
Quantitative Data Use Descriptive Statistics to organize raw data into a table, make graphs, find measures of central tendency, dispersion, and outliers 2b. Project: Quantitative Data Rainbow 6 
3a. Project:
Venn Diagram
Calculate the probabilities and odds for a patient experiencing an adverse side effect after taking an experimental allergy medication. Note: Turn down your speakers. This site has a sound file in the background. 
4. Project
Probability: Space Shuttle.
Source for the statements used in the project. "Against All Odds, Inside Statistics": http://www.learner.org/resources/series65.html When you select the episode you want to view by clicking on "VoD", you will be asked to register with an email address and create a password. Once you have done this you can view any of the 26 episodes on the internet. The Space Shuttle Challenger is episode 16. 
5a.
Project: "And"
and Conditional Calculate probabilities using "AND and conditional. 5b. Project: "And" and Conditional (Rainbow Six) 
Rationale: Probability Distributions
How can the Las Vegas and other casinos make money on their games, video poker, and slot machines? Here are two projects that demonstrate how that is possible using probability distributions tables and expected value. 
6A. Project: Raffle The actual home raffle site is : http://www.houseofdreamscharityraffle.org/Index.aspx

Cash 4 CollegeWin 4 years of College Tuition (An annuity of $20,000 a year for 4 years) or $20,000 cash. Each ticket costs $2.00. There are 480,000 tickets. 

7a. Project: Normal Distribution Calculate probabilities for a given x and determine x for a given probability. Both probability tables and the built in functions of the TI 83/84 series calculator will be used.
7b. Project Normal Distribution

8a. Project
Confidence Intervals: Drug
Testing Race Horses. The Illinois State Racing Commission monitors horse racing at all the state racetracks and Summer county fairs. One test that is performed is a bloodgas analysis. 8b. Project Confidence Intervals Single Sample Proportions (Rainbow Six) Using confidence intervals to test the claims made about proportions. 

9a.
Project
Confidence Intervals: Acceptance Sampling. Rather than test every item in a shipment, a sample is drawn. Based upon the sample, the shipment is accepted or rejected. 9b. Project Sample Size, C. I. for the Mean and S.D. (Rainbow Six) Confidence intervals are used to test the validity of claims made about the mean and standard deviation. 
Hypothesis Testing, The 4 Step Process
10a. Project:
Hypothesis Testing: Single Sample Proportions
Stents 1. Are stents as effective as surgery? 2. Are drug coated stents better than bare metal stents? 3. Are stents less effective then medical therapy alone? 10b. Project: Hypothesis Testing: Single Sample Proportions (Rainbow Six) Confidence intervals are used to test the validity of claims made about proportions. These are the same claims made in Project 8b. 
The EbolaShiva Virus Six Microns, 6 μm 

11a. Project:
Hypothesis Testing, Who Gets the Contract? Six tire manufacturers submit tires to be tested. Which company satisfies both the mean and standard deviation specifications of the bidding and are awarded the the contract for tires for all vehicles of the Illinois State Police? 
11b.
Project:
Hypothesis Testing Hypothesis tests are used to test the validity of claims made about the mean and standard deviation. Theses are the same claims made in Project 9b. 
11c.
Project: Hypothesis Testing
Quality Control Six batches of the virus have been produced. Twelve samples are taken from each production run. Which runs of the virus can be shipped to Sydney, Australia? 

12a1.
Project Hypothesis Testing Two
Means: Is there Sex Discrimination in the Paycheck?
12a2.
Project:
Hypothesis Testing:
Two Means (Paycheck)Revisited (Normality).

12b.
Project Hypothesis Testing:
Two Means Independent and Dependent Samples (Rainbow 6) 
13a. Project Hypothesis Testing Two Proportions: Do Not Go To The Hospital On The Weekend!

13b.
Project Hypothesis
Testing Two Proportions (Rainbow Six) 
14a. Project SLR: What will the national debt be on Dec. 31, 2012?
U.S. NATIONAL
DEBT
CLOCK
The Outstanding Public Debt as of 07 Oct 2010 at 05:07:05 PM GMT is: The estimated population of
the United States is 309,250,560 
14b. Project
SLR (Rainbow Six)
14c. Project
SLR, Quadratic, Cubic (Rainbow Six) 
15a. Project
Goodness of Fit: Binomial Distribution Does Derek Jeter's hitting follow a binomial distribution ? 15b. Project Goodness of Fit: Binomial Distribution (Rainbow 6) Is the distribution normally distributed? Does the distribution follow a binomial distribution? 


16a. Project
ChiSquare: Post Position
and Order of Finish
Source for the starting position statistics:
16b. Project
ChiSquare: (Rainbow 6)

If you have further questions, please contact me via email: jsukta@morainevalley.edu
Thank you for your interest.
Charlotte and Joseph Sukta