Gaydar Exercise 10 in Chapter 1 describes a study that showed that heterosexual women, during ovulation, were significantly better at correctly identifying the sexual orientation of a man from a photograph of his face than women who were not ovulating. In other words, ovulation improves a womans gaydar. Near ovulation, on average women correctly identified the orientation of about 65% of the 100 men shown to them. If this is the probability of correctly identifying the orientation of a man in any given photograph, what is the probability a woman would correctly classify 80 or more of the men (as two women in the study did)?
STAT 200 Chapter 1 Statistics: the word often used to describe trivial data; numbers generated from a sample of data; a field of study within mathematics. o A collection of procedures and principles for gathering data and analyzing information to help people make decisions when faced with uncertainty. Branches of statistics: o Descriptive statistics: the branch of statistics that involves the organization, summarization, and display of data o Probability: a basic tool in the study of inferential statistics and is the mathematical backbone of inferential statistics o Inferential Statistics: the branch of stat