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1. Problem 3 - A college algebra teacher want to know whether there is a negative relationship between number of times a student is absent from class and performance in class. At the end of the semester, he ranks each of his 35 students on two variables, assigning a rank of 1 to the student with the most absences and a rank of 1 to the student with the highest class rank (See accompanying data). Do a one tailed Spearman Rank Correlation test at alpha=0.01 of the null and alternative hypotheses: Ho: Class performance has no rank correlation with number of absences. Ha: Class performance has a negative rank correlation with number of absences. Absences Performance 10.5 25 17.5 11 28 17 24 18 9 33 33.5 35 2 1 19 5 17.5 22 1 34 35 3 7.5 27 25 12 10.5 4 33.5 10 3 26 22 19 27 13 7.5 6 29 29 15.5 28 20 16 4.5 32
2. 12 24 31 2 13 23 32 9 6 30 30 21 21 15 14 7 4.5 31 26 20 15.5 8 23 14 a) Find the value of the test statistic b) Find the critical value (from the appropriate table) c) State the statistical decision d) State the decision in term of the problem Solution (a) The test statistic is -0.311 (b) the critical value is -0.430 (c) Since -0.311 is larger than -0.43, we do not reject Ho. (d) So we can not conclude that Class performance has a negative rank correlation with number of absences.
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