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    AP Stats Presentation - Typical Student Spend > 60min Studying/day?

    Hello everyone, thanks for taking a moment to look at my thread.

    As part of my final, I am doing a presentation (also writing a paper) to answer the question, "Does the typical student spend at least 60 minutes each day doing work for school?".

    Thus far, I have recieved data for the 800~ students that attend the school, and used a random number generator in order to randomly select 40 of the students. I also have a brief outline of what I believe will be an effective presentation and paper.

    Intro
    -Hook
    -Question
    -Overview of method used to solve question

    Sample
    -How the sample was taken from the population (RNG)
    -How many samples were taken from the population
    -Summary Statistics (probably going to include a table as well as a graph)
    -Reference to the appendix

    Test of Significance
    -All of the calculations
    -What is suggested by the sample?

    Confidence Interval
    -Sentence
    -Construct/interpret

    Conclusion
    -Analyze the ToS
    -Analyze the CI
    -Final conclusions (if the two disagree, explain)
    -Analyze pop

    Extensions
    -How does the amount of time studying break down per grade?
    -By gender?
    -By level of academic achievement of a school?

    If anyone sees any gaping holes which I missed, please do inform me.

    I also don't know how I would go about solving this. What kind of a test would I use? I can post my data here tonight if that would help.

    Thanks for reading.
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    If this is "part of your final", then it counts towards your final grade. Forum policy, as per rule # 6 in the forum rules, is not knowingly to help with any work that counts towards a final grade/mark. Thread closed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryMochi View Post
    Hello everyone, thanks for taking a moment to look at my thread.

    As part of my final, I am doing a presentation (also writing a paper) to answer the question, "Does the typical student spend at least 60 minutes each day doing work for school?".

    Thus far, I have recieved data for the 800~ students that attend the school, and used a random number generator in order to randomly select 40 of the students. I also have a brief outline of what I believe will be an effective presentation and paper.

    Intro
    -Hook
    -Question
    -Overview of method used to solve question

    Sample
    -How the sample was taken from the population (RNG)
    -How many samples were taken from the population
    -Summary Statistics (probably going to include a table as well as a graph)
    -Reference to the appendix

    Test of Significance
    -All of the calculations
    -What is suggested by the sample?

    Confidence Interval
    -Sentence
    -Construct/interpret

    Conclusion
    -Analyze the ToS
    -Analyze the CI
    -Final conclusions (if the two disagree, explain)
    -Analyze pop

    Extensions
    -How does the amount of time studying break down per grade?
    -By gender?
    -By level of academic achievement of a school?

    If anyone sees any gaping holes which I missed, please do inform me.

    I also don't know how I would go about solving this. What kind of a test would I use? I can post my data here tonight if that would help.

    Thanks for reading.
    PM from OP:

    In this case, the assignment is a presentation and paper combination, not a test. Utilizing external help is not in violation of academic integrity provided that the solutions or work are not done for me, which is not what I am seeking in the first place. The two things that I would like assistance with are methodology--I want to know what kind of a test I should be conducting on the data in order to come up with a solution. From there, I can do my own research. My teacher is assisting students with this kind of a thing in class every day (going as far as to begin working it out), but due to the number of students in the class (bordering on 50) he is unable to assist everyone who needs it. The other thing that I would like is critique on the actual presentation. I am not a good public speaker and simply want all of my bases to be covered when the time comes. I figured that being proactive in this affair would give me more time to finish, allowing me to allocate my time for other classes more evenly.

    I hope that this will help clarify what my intentions were, since I don't think that this violates the policy of the forum.
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    Thanks for unlocking the topic, I apologize for not clarifying what I needed earlier. Just so people won't have to look through the wall of text, I am looking for two things:

    1) What type of a test should I conduct in order to come to a conclusion?
    2) Are there any vital sections which I am missing in my paper/presentation?

    Thanks again for your consideration.
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    You have a sample mean of study time for 40 students. You want to compare that mean to being greater than a mean time of 60 minutes. Assuming normality, this would be a straight application of a z-score and associated (one tailed) test.
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