 6.1: Shipments. A company selling clothing on the Internetreports that t...
 6.2: Hotline. A companys customer service hotline handlesmany calls rela...
 6.3: Payroll. Here are the summary statistics for the weeklypayroll of a...
 6.4: Hams. A specialty foods company sells gourmethams by mail order. Th...
 6.5: SAT or ACT? Each year thousands of high school students take eithe...
 6.6: Cold U? A high school senior uses the Internet to get information ...
 6.7: Stats test. Suppose your Statistics professor reportstest grades as...
 6.8: Checkup. One of the authors has an adopted grandsonwhose birth fami...
 6.9: Stats test, part II. The mean score on the Stats examwas 75 points ...
 6.10: Mensa. People with zscores above 2.5 on an IQ test aresometimes cl...
 6.11: Temperatures. A towns January high temperaturesaverage with a stand...
 6.12: Placement exams. An incoming freshman took hercolleges placement ex...
 6.13: Combining test scores. The first Stats exam had amean of 65 and a s...
 6.14: Combining scores again. The first Stat exam had amean of 80 and a s...
 6.15: Final exams. Anna, a language major, took final examsin both French...
 6.16: MP3s. Two companies market new batteries targeted atowners of perso...
 6.17: Cattle. The Virginia Cooperative Extension reports thatthe mean wei...
 6.18: Car speeds. John Beale of Stanford, CA, recorded thespeeds of cars ...
 6.19: More cattle. Recall that the beef cattle described inExercise 17 ha...
 6.20: Car speeds again. For the car speed data of Exercise 18,recall that...
 6.21: Cattle, part III. Suppose the auctioneer in Exercise 19sold a herd ...
 6.22: Caught speeding. Suppose police set up radar surveillance on the S...
 6.23: Professors. A friend tells you about a recent studydealing with the...
 6.24: Rock concerts. A popular band on tour played a seriesof concerts in...
 6.25: Guzzlers? Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)fuel economy estimat...
 6.26: IQ. Some IQ tests are standardized to a Normal model,with a mean of...
 6.27: Small steer. In Exercise 17 we suggested the modelN(1152, 84) for w...
 6.28: High IQ. Exercise 26 proposes modeling IQ scores withN(100, 16). Wh...
 6.29: Trees. A forester measured 27 of the trees in a largewoods that is ...
 6.30: Rivets. A company that manufactures rivets believesthe shear streng...
 6.31: Trees, part II. Later on, the forester in Exercise 29shows you a hi...
 6.32: Car speeds, the picture. For the car speed data of Exercise 18, he...
 6.33: Winter Olympics 2006 downhill. Fiftythree menqualified for the men...
 6.34: Check the model. The mean of the 100 car speeds inExercise 20 was 2...
 6.35: Receivers. NFL data from the 2006 football seasonreported the numbe...
 6.36: Customer database. A large philanthropic organization keeps record...
 6.37: Normal cattle. Using N(1152, 84), the Normal modelfor weights of An...
 6.38: IQs revisited. Based on the Normal model N(100, 16)describing IQ sc...
 6.39: More cattle. Based on the model N(1152, 84) describing Angus steer...
 6.40: More IQs. In the Normal model N(100, 16), what cutoffvalue boundsa)...
 6.41: Cattle, finis. Consider the Angus weights modelN(1152, 84) one last...
 6.42: IQ, finis. Consider the IQ model N(100, 16) one last time.a) What I...
 6.43: Cholesterol. Assume the cholesterol levels of adultAmerican women c...
 6.44: Tires. A tire manufacturer believes that the treadlife ofits snow t...
 6.45: Kindergarten. Companies that design furniture for elementary schoo...
 6.46: Body temperatures. Most people think that the normal adult body te...
 6.47: Eggs. Hens usually begin laying eggs when they areabout 6 months ol...
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All possible (subsets) regressions
A method of variable selection in regression that examines all possible subsets of the candidate regressor variables. Eficient computer algorithms have been developed for implementing all possible regressions

Analysis of variance (ANOVA)
A method of decomposing the total variability in a set of observations, as measured by the sum of the squares of these observations from their average, into component sums of squares that are associated with speciic deined sources of variation

Backward elimination
A method of variable selection in regression that begins with all of the candidate regressor variables in the model and eliminates the insigniicant regressors one at a time until only signiicant regressors remain

Bivariate distribution
The joint probability distribution of two random variables.

Block
In experimental design, a group of experimental units or material that is relatively homogeneous. The purpose of dividing experimental units into blocks is to produce an experimental design wherein variability within blocks is smaller than variability between blocks. This allows the factors of interest to be compared in an environment that has less variability than in an unblocked experiment.

Chance cause
The portion of the variability in a set of observations that is due to only random forces and which cannot be traced to speciic sources, such as operators, materials, or equipment. Also called a common cause.

Comparative experiment
An experiment in which the treatments (experimental conditions) that are to be studied are included in the experiment. The data from the experiment are used to evaluate the treatments.

Completely randomized design (or experiment)
A type of experimental design in which the treatments or design factors are assigned to the experimental units in a random manner. In designed experiments, a completely randomized design results from running all of the treatment combinations in random order.

Confounding
When a factorial experiment is run in blocks and the blocks are too small to contain a complete replicate of the experiment, one can run a fraction of the replicate in each block, but this results in losing information on some effects. These effects are linked with or confounded with the blocks. In general, when two factors are varied such that their individual effects cannot be determined separately, their effects are said to be confounded.

Conidence level
Another term for the conidence coeficient.

Control limits
See Control chart.

Counting techniques
Formulas used to determine the number of elements in sample spaces and events.

Critical region
In hypothesis testing, this is the portion of the sample space of a test statistic that will lead to rejection of the null hypothesis.

Cumulative normal distribution function
The cumulative distribution of the standard normal distribution, often denoted as ?( ) x and tabulated in Appendix Table II.

Discrete distribution
A probability distribution for a discrete random variable

Dispersion
The amount of variability exhibited by data

Error mean square
The error sum of squares divided by its number of degrees of freedom.

Estimator (or point estimator)
A procedure for producing an estimate of a parameter of interest. An estimator is usually a function of only sample data values, and when these data values are available, it results in an estimate of the parameter of interest.

Expected value
The expected value of a random variable X is its longterm average or mean value. In the continuous case, the expected value of X is E X xf x dx ( ) = ?? ( ) ? ? where f ( ) x is the density function of the random variable X.

Experiment
A series of tests in which changes are made to the system under study