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United flight 155 lining up on runway 27 Pohnpei Mwokilloa Kosrae Honolulu 808 O'Hare Asheville Brevard

I. Basic statistics for a single variable
Course student learning outcome one: Students will be able to perform basic statistical calculations for a single variable up to and including graphical analysis, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing against an expected value, and testing two samples for a difference of means.

Flight segmentDistance (miles)

blank boxplot The table is flight distances for a seven segment journey from Pohnpei to Asheville and back. Use the distance data to answer the following questions.

Data sheets

  1. __________ Calculate the sample size n.
  2. __________ Calculate the minimum (quartile 0).
  3. __________ Calculate the first quartile (Q1).
  4. __________ Calculate the median (quartile 2).
  5. __________ Calculate the third quartile (Q3).
  6. __________ Calculate the maximum (quartile 4).
  7. Sketch the box plot for the data.
  8. __________ Calculate the range.
  9. __________ If the distance data is divided into five classes,
    what is the width of a single class?
  10. Determine the frequency and calculate the relative frequency for the distance data using five classes.
    Class upper limitsFrequency FRel. Freq.
  11. Sketch a frequency histogram for the ratio level distance data, labeling your horizontal axis and vertical axis as appropriate.
  12. __________ What is the shape of the histogram?
  13. __________ Calculate the mode.
  14. __________ Calculate the mean.
  15. __________ Calculate the sample standard deviation sx.
  16. __________ Calculate the z-score for 6272.
  17. __________ Calculate the standard error SE of the sample mean.
  18. __________ Calculate t-critical for a 95% confidence level.
  19. __________ Calculate the margin of error E of the sample mean.
  20. Calculate the 95% confidence interval for the population mean μ:
    p(__________ < μ < __________) = 0.95

    II. Basic statistics for paired, correlated variables
    Course student learning outcome two: Students will be able to perform basic statistical calculations for paired correlated variables.

    Paired data: time in hours versus distance in miles for the seven flight segments.

    Flight segmentHoursDistance (miles)
  21. _________ For the paired data, calculate the sample size n.
  22. ______________ Calculate the slope of the linear regression for the data.
  23. ______________ Calculate the y-intercept of the linear regression for the data.
  24. ______________ Is the relation positive, negative, or neutral?
  25. ______________ Calculate the correlation coefficient r for the data.
  26. ______________ Is the correlation none, weak/low, moderate, strong/high, or perfect?
  27. ______________ Determine the coefficient of determination.
  28. ______________ Use the slope and intercept to predict the distance that would be flown in six hours of flight time.
  29. ______________ Use the slope and intercept to predict the time to fly 2300 miles.

Outbound Asheville on United Express 5469 to Chicago Grant Park and the Loop, downtown Chicago Kennedy express back-up inbound to the Loop Choshi to Kamisu, Japan Narita Guam Lenger

O'Hare and Narita

III. Open data exploration and data analysis
Course student learning outcome three: Students will be able to engage in data exploration and analysis using appropriate statistical techniques including numeric calculations, graphical approaches, and tests.

Domestic International Domestic International
32778 3988 4019 14358
34573 4198 4183 15349
34426 4215 4230 15790
31793 3634 3893 15014
33736 3996 3836 15148
30621 3133 3627 14342
29200 3245 3888 14947
24854 2994 4144 15125
25816 2805 3875 13598
31157 3824 4701 15783
31273 3479 4014 14506
32103 3780 4094 15011

The main airport serving Chicago is O'Hare. Chicago is the headquarters of United Airlines and O'Hare serves as a central hub* for many domestic and international flights. The main airport serving Tokyo is Narita. Tokyo is the headquarters of Japan Air Lines and Narita also serves as a central hub for many domestic and international flights. The data in the tables is the number of flights per month from June 2013 to May 2014 at each airport. Both the domestic and international flights are reported. Aircraft flights include both arrivals and departures. Sources: http://www.transtats.bts.gov/Data_Elements.aspx?Data=2 and http://www.naa.jp/en/airport/traffic.html.

Provide numeric statistical support for the answers to the following questions.

Do not simply write down any and all statistics you have ever learned. Answer the questions and then cite the specific statistic, statistics, or charts that support that answer. When citing a statistic or statistics, include both the name of the statistic and the numeric value. If citing a chart, make a sketch of that chart to support your answer.

*"Airline hubs are airports that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. It is part of a hub and spoke model, where travelers moving between airports not served by direct flights change planes en route to their destinations." - Wikipedia.