From pages 278-279, do exercises 28, 29, 33, 36

You will be given an Investigative Task in class tomorrow to review and start, then finish for tomorrow night’s homework.

From pages 278-279, do exercises 28, 29, 33, 36

You will be given an Investigative Task in class tomorrow to review and start, then finish for tomorrow night’s homework.

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When we talk about this are there any W’s to mention, or is it just the 4 things we were told in class?

Recall that “The W’s” are a tool for understanding the context of a set of data you are considering. They give you a way of assessing how reliable the data are and whether the information comes from a reputable source.

Here, we are designing simulations for the purpose of getting a sense for our our data “should” behave if its variability were governed only by random chance. We have to understand randomness before we can understand significance. We expect a certain amount of variability, but how much is too much? Eventually, we’ll use tools of probability to answer this question, but simulations give us a way of peeking behind that curtain.

So your question is referring to two fundamentally different ideas in statistics. There are no W’s here, as we are not analyzing real data.

Ok, I get it, thanks!