 8.8.1: Using the identity ( ) = [ E() ] + [E() ] = [ E() ] + B(), show tha...
 8.8.2: a If is an unbiased estimator for , what is B() ? b If B() = 5, wha...
 8.8.3: Suppose that is an estimator for a parameter and E() = a +b for som...
 8.8.4: Refer to Exercise 8.1. a If is an unbiased estimator for , how does...
 8.8.5: Refer to Exercises 8.1 and consider the unbiased estimator that you...
 8.8.6: Suppose that E(1) = E(2) = , V( 1) = 2 1 , and V(2) = 2 2 . Conside...
 8.8.7: Consider the situation described in Exercise 8.6. How should the co...
 8.8.8: Consider the situation described in Exercise 8.6. How should the co...
 8.8.9: Suppose that Y1, Y2,..., Yn constitute a random sample from a popul...
 8.8.11: Let Y1, Y2,..., Yn denote a random sample of size n from a populati...
 8.8.12: The reading on a voltage meter connected to a test circuit is unifo...
 8.8.13: We have seen that if Y has a binomial distribution with parameters ...
 8.8.14: Let Y1, Y2,..., Yn denote a random sample of size n from a populati...
 8.8.15: Let Y1, Y2,..., Yn denote a random sample of size n from a populati...
 8.8.16: Suppose that Y1, Y2,..., Yn constitute a random sample from a norma...
 8.8.17: If Y has a binomial distribution with parameters n and p, then p 1 ...
 8.8.18: Let Y1, Y2,..., Yn denote a random sample of size n from a populati...
 8.8.19: Suppose that Y1, Y2,..., Yn denote a random sample of size n from a...
 8.8.21: An investigator is interested in the possibility of merging the cap...
 8.8.22: An increase in the rate of consumer savings frequently is tied to a...
 8.8.23: The Environmental Protection Agency and the University of Florida r...
 8.8.25: A study was conducted to compare the mean number of police emergenc...
 8.8.26: The Mars twin rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, which roamed the surf...
 8.8.27: A random sample of 985 likely votersthose who are judged to be like...
 8.8.28: In a study of the relationship between birth order and college succ...
 8.8.29: Sometimes surveys provide interesting information about issues that...
 8.8.31: In a study to compare the perceived effects of two pain relievers, ...
 8.8.32: An auditor randomly samples 20 accounts receivable from among the 5...
 8.8.33: Refer to Exercise 8.32. From the data given on the compliance check...
 8.8.34: We can place a 2standarddeviation bound on the error of estimatio...
 8.8.35: Refer to Exercise 8.34. In polycrystalline aluminum, the number of ...
 8.8.36: If Y1, Y2,..., Yn denote a random sample from an exponential distri...
 8.8.37: Refer to Exercise 8.36. An engineer observes n = 10 independent len...
 8.8.38: The number of persons coming through a blood bank until the first p...
 8.8.39: Suppose that the random variable Y has a gamma distribution with pa...
 8.8.41: Suppose that Y is normally distributed with mean 0 and unknown vari...
 8.8.42: Use the answers from Exercise 8.41 to find a a 95% confidence inter...
 8.8.43: Let Y1, Y2,..., Yn denote a random sample of size n from a populati...
 8.8.44: Let Y have probability density function fY (y) = 2( y) 2 , 0 < y < ...
 8.8.45: Refer to Exercise 8.44. a Use the pivotal quantity from Exercise 8....
 8.8.46: Refer to Example 8.4 and suppose that Y is a single observation fro...
 8.8.47: Refer to Exercise 8.46. Assume that Y1, Y2,..., Yn is a sample of s...
 8.8.48: Refer to Exercises 8.39 and 8.47. Assume that Y1, Y2,..., Yn is a s...
 8.8.49: Refer to Exercise 8.48. Suppose that Y1, Y2,..., Yn is a sample of ...
 8.8.51: Applet Exercise What happens if we attempt to use the applet Confid...
 8.8.52: Applet Exercise Refer to Exercise 8.51. Dont change the value of p ...
 8.8.53: Applet Exercise Refer to Exercises 8.51 and 8.52. Change the value ...
 8.8.54: Applet Exercise Refer to Exercises 8.518.53. Change the value of p ...
 8.8.55: Applet Exercise Refer to Exercises 8.518.54. Change the value of p ...
 8.8.56: Is Americas romance with movies on the wane? In a Gallup Poll5 of n...
 8.8.57: Refer to Exercise 8.29. According to the result given there, 51% of...
 8.8.58: The administrators for a hospital wished to estimate the average nu...
 8.8.59: When it comes to advertising, tweens are not ready for the hardlin...
 8.8.61: A small amount of the trace element selenium, from 50 to 200 microg...
 8.8.62: The following statistics are the result of an experiment conducted ...
 8.8.63: Most Americans love participating in or at least watching sporting ...
 8.8.64: In a CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll, 1000 Americans were asked how well ...
 8.8.65: For a comparison of the rates of defectives produced by two assembl...
 8.8.66: Historically, biology has been taught through lectures, and assessm...
 8.8.67: One suggested method for solving the electricpower shortage in a r...
 8.8.68: Suppose that Y1, Y2, Y3, and Y4 have a multinomial distribution wit...
 8.8.69: The Journal of Communication, Winter 1978, reported on a study of v...
 8.8.71: A state wildlife service wants to estimate the mean number of days ...
 8.8.72: Telephone pollsters often interview between 1000 and 1500 individua...
 8.8.73: Refer to Exercise 8.59. How many tweens should have been interviewe...
 8.8.74: Suppose that you want to estimate the mean pH of rainfalls in an ar...
 8.8.75: Refer to Exercise 8.74. Suppose that you wish to estimate the diffe...
 8.8.76: Refer to the comparison of the daily adult intake of selenium in tw...
 8.8.77: Refer to Exercise 8.28. If the researcher wants to estimate the dif...
 8.8.78: Refer to Exercise 8.65. How many items should be sampled from each ...
 8.8.79: Refer to Exercise 8.66. a Another similar study is to be undertaken...
 8.8.81: The carapace lengths of ten lobsters examined in a study of the inf...
 8.8.82: Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores, which have fallen slowly s...
 8.8.83: Chronic anterior compartment syndrome is a condition characterized ...
 8.8.84: Organic chemists often purify organic compounds by a method known a...
 8.8.85: Two new drugs were given to patients with hypertension. The first d...
 8.8.87: Refer to Exercise 8.86. a Construct a 90% confidence interval for t...
 8.8.88: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has collected data on LC5...
 8.8.89: Refer to Exercise 8.88. Another common insecticide, diazinon, yield...
 8.8.91: Seasonal ranges (in hectares) for alligators were monitored on a la...
 8.8.92: Solid copper produced by sintering (heating without melting) a powd...
 8.8.93: A factory operates with two machines of type A and one machine of t...
 8.8.94: Suppose that we obtain independent samples of sizes n1 and n2 from ...
 8.8.95: The EPA has set a maximum noise level for heavy trucks at 83 decibe...
 8.8.96: In Exercise 8.81, we gave the carapace lengths of ten mature Thenus...
 8.8.97: Suppose that S2 is the sample variance based on a sample of size n ...
 8.8.98: Given a random sample of size n from a normal population with unkno...
 8.8.99: In Exercise 8.97, you derived upper and lower confidence bounds, ea...
 8.8.101: In laboratory work, it is desirable to run careful checks on the va...
 8.8.102: The ages of a random sample of five university professors are 39, 5...
 8.8.103: A precision instrument is guaranteed to read accurately to within 2...
 8.8.104: Multiple Choice A survey was conducted to determine what adults pre...
 8.8.105: A random sample of size 25 was taken from a normal population with ...
 8.8.106: In a controlled pollination study involving Phlox drummondii, a spr...
 8.8.107: Refer to Exercise 8.106. Suppose that you plan to estimate the diff...
 8.8.108: A chemist who has prepared a product designed to kill 60% of a part...
 8.8.109: To estimate the proportion of unemployed workers in Panama, an econ...
 8.8.111: How many voters must be included in a sample collected to estimate ...
 8.8.112: In a poll taken among college students, 300 of 500 fraternity men f...
 8.8.113: Refer to Exercise 8.112. How many fraternity and nonfraternity men ...
 8.8.114: A chemical process has produced, on the average, 800 tons of chemic...
 8.8.115: Refer to Exercise 8.114. Find a 90% confidence interval for 2, the ...
 8.8.116: Do we lose our memory capacity as we get older? In a study of the e...
 8.8.117: The annual main stem growth, measured for a sample of 17 4yearold...
 8.8.118: Owing to the variability of tradein allowance, the profit per new ...
 8.8.119: A mathematics test is given to a class of 50 students randomly sele...
 8.8.121: A comparison of reaction times for two different stimuli in a psych...
 8.8.122: The length of time between billing and receipt of payment was recor...
 8.8.123: Television advertisers may mistakenly believe that most viewers und...
 8.8.124: A survey of 415 corporate, government, and accounting executives of...
 8.8.125: Suppose that independent samples of sizes n1 and n2 are taken from ...
 8.8.126: A pharmaceutical manufacturer purchases raw material from two diffe...
 8.8.127: Let Y denote the mean of a sample of size 100 taken from a gamma di...
 8.8.128: Suppose that we take a sample of size n1 from a normally distribute...
 8.8.129: We noted in Section 8.3 that if S2 = n i=1(Yi Y )2 n and S2 = n i=1...
 8.8.131: Refer to Exercises 1.129 and 1.130. S2 and S2 are two estimators fo...
 8.8.132: Refer to Exercises 1.129 and 1.130. S2 and S2 are two estimators fo...
 8.8.133: Suppose that two independent random samples of n1 and n2 observatio...
 8.8.134: The smallsample confidence interval for , based on Students t (Sec...
 8.8.135: A confidence interval is unbiased if the expected value of the inte...
 8.8.136: The sample mean Y is a good point estimator of the population mean ...
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2 k p  factorial experiment
A fractional factorial experiment with k factors tested in a 2 ? p fraction with all factors tested at only two levels (settings) each

`error (or `risk)
In hypothesis testing, an error incurred by rejecting a null hypothesis when it is actually true (also called a type I error).

Average
See Arithmetic mean.

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.

Categorical data
Data consisting of counts or observations that can be classiied into categories. The categories may be descriptive.

Causeandeffect diagram
A chart used to organize the various potential causes of a problem. Also called a ishbone diagram.

Central composite design (CCD)
A secondorder response surface design in k variables consisting of a twolevel factorial, 2k axial runs, and one or more center points. The twolevel factorial portion of a CCD can be a fractional factorial design when k is large. The CCD is the most widely used design for itting a secondorder model.

Central limit theorem
The simplest form of the central limit theorem states that the sum of n independently distributed random variables will tend to be normally distributed as n becomes large. It is a necessary and suficient condition that none of the variances of the individual random variables are large in comparison to their sum. There are more general forms of the central theorem that allow ininite variances and correlated random variables, and there is a multivariate version of the theorem.

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.

Conditional variance.
The variance of the conditional probability distribution of a random variable.

Control chart
A graphical display used to monitor a process. It usually consists of a horizontal center line corresponding to the incontrol value of the parameter that is being monitored and lower and upper control limits. The control limits are determined by statistical criteria and are not arbitrary, nor are they related to speciication limits. If sample points fall within the control limits, the process is said to be incontrol, or free from assignable causes. Points beyond the control limits indicate an outofcontrol process; that is, assignable causes are likely present. This signals the need to ind and remove the assignable causes.

Cumulative distribution function
For a random variable X, the function of X deined as PX x ( ) ? that is used to specify the probability distribution.

Defect
Used in statistical quality control, a defect is a particular type of nonconformance to speciications or requirements. Sometimes defects are classiied into types, such as appearance defects and functional defects.

Demingâ€™s 14 points.
A management philosophy promoted by W. Edwards Deming that emphasizes the importance of change and quality

Distribution function
Another name for a cumulative distribution function.

False alarm
A signal from a control chart when no assignable causes are present

Finite population correction factor
A term in the formula for the variance of a hypergeometric random variable.

Fixed factor (or fixed effect).
In analysis of variance, a factor or effect is considered ixed if all the levels of interest for that factor are included in the experiment. Conclusions are then valid about this set of levels only, although when the factor is quantitative, it is customary to it a model to the data for interpolating between these levels.

Fractional factorial experiment
A type of factorial experiment in which not all possible treatment combinations are run. This is usually done to reduce the size of an experiment with several factors.

Gamma random variable
A random variable that generalizes an Erlang random variable to noninteger values of the parameter r