## Questions and Answers

For Z = 0.5, P will be?

0.31

For Z = 3, P will be?

0.9987

For Z = -1, P will be?

0.1587

$f(x) = rac{1}{{ ext{sd} imes ext{sqrt}(2 ext{pi})}} e^{-rac{(x- ext{mean})^2}{2 ext{sd}^2}}$ represents the probability density function for which distribution?

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$Z = rac{(x- ext{mean})}{ ext{sd}}$ is used to standardize variables in which type of distribution?

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$Z = 2$ corresponds to what percentile in a standard normal distribution?

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In a standard normal distribution, what does a $Z$-score of -1 represent?

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What does $rac{x- ext{mean}}{ ext{sd}}$ represent in the context of a normal distribution?

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In a normal distribution, as $ ext{sd}$ increases, what happens to the spread of the distribution?

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What does $rac{x- ext{mean}}{ ext{sd}} > 2$ indicate about variable $x$ in a normal distribution?

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What is the P-value for the hypothesis test in Example 3?

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What is the standard error (SE) for the mean in Example 3?

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What does a P-value of $0.00003$ indicate about the data in Example 3?

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What does a 95% confidence interval of $[26.5, 28.5]$ represent in Example 3?

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In hypothesis testing, what does a P-value less than the significance level indicate?

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What does it mean when a confidence interval includes zero?

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What does a standard error (SE) of $0.5$ signify in Example 3?

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What does it imply when a P-value is extremely low?

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What does a confidence interval represent?

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What is the normal distribution characterized by?

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What are population parameters in statistics?

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What does the Central Limit Theorem state?

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What is the null hypothesis in hypothesis testing?

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What does a p-value represent in hypothesis testing?

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What happens if the $p$-value is less than the significance level in hypothesis testing?

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Why should hypothesis testing be conducted with caution?

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What are sample statistics in statistics?

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What is statistical inference used for?

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What is a hypothesis in statistics?

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## Study Notes

- The normal distribution is a statistical concept used to describe the distribution of quantities in a population, such as the weight of a population of tigers or the IQ scores of a population.
- The normal distribution is characterized by its mean (µ) and standard deviation (σ).
- The concept of statistical inference is used to make inferences about populations based on data from samples.
- Population parameters include mean (µ), proportion (π), and standard deviation (σ²).
- Sample statistics include mean (M) and standard error (SE).
- Statistical inference relies on the comparison of distributions between populations and samples.
- The Central Limit Theorem states that when independent random variables are added, their properly normalized sum tends toward a normal distribution.
- A hypothesis is an unproved theory formulated as a starting point for an investigation.
- In hypothesis testing, the null hypothesis is a statement that assumes no effect or no difference between groups.
- Hypothesis testing involves calculating a p-value, which is the probability for a given statistical model that, when the null hypothesis is true, the statistical summary would be greater or equal to the actual observed results.
- The probability of observing results given that a hypothesis is true is not equivalent to the probability that a hypothesis is true given the observed results (transposed conditional fallacy).
- In hypothesis testing, if the p-value is less than the significance level (often 0.05), the null hypothesis is rejected, suggesting that the alternative hypothesis is true.
- The normal distribution is used extensively in statistical inference, and testing hypotheses about means and proportions involves comparing the mean of the sample to the population mean.
- In hypothesis testing, it's important to consider whether the data support the hypothesis or not. If the hypothesis is not supported, it can be rejected, while if the hypothesis is not necessarily disproved, it may be considered plausible.
- The process of hypothesis testing involves simulating data from the population under the null hypothesis and calculating the p-value based on the distribution of those simulated data.
- The p-value represents the probability of observing data as extreme or more extreme than the observed data, assuming the null hypothesis is true.
- The p-value is used to make a decision whether to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis, based on the significance level.
- The p-value provides a measure of evidence against the null hypothesis.
- Hypothesis testing should be conducted with caution and in the context of the specific research question, as the results can be influenced by factors such as sample size, significance level, and the nature of the data.

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Test your knowledge of biostatistics, epidemiology, and public health with this quiz. The quiz covers topics such as the normal distribution, repetitive sampling, central limit theorem, hypothesis testing, p-values, confidence intervals, and standardization of multivariate quantities.