Full moon Its a common belief that people behave strangely when theres a full moon and that as a result police and emergency rooms are busier than usual. Design a way you could find out whether there is any merit to this belief. Will you use an observational study or an experiment? Why?
Statistical Inference: provides methods for drawing conclusions about a population from the sample data. There are two ways to do this: Confidence intervals: used to estimate the value of a population parameter using sample statistics Test of Significance: used for assessing evidence for a claim about the population To set up Have to have an SRS from the population, no bias The variable has to have an exactly normal distribution in the population We don’t know population mean , but we know the population standard deviation Confidence Interval What statistic can be used to estimate the population parameter o We can use x-bar To do a confidence interval, it is similar to the 68-95-99.7