1.(1) The claim by a weight loss Company is that on average, the client will lose 10 pounds over
first 2 weeks. 50 people who joined the programme are sampled, their weight loss is 9 pounds with a standard deviation of 2.8 pounds. Can we conclude at the .05 level that a person joining the programme will lose less than 10 pounds?
(2) The following is a random sample of 90-day futures prices in dollars for 1 troy oz. of silver from The Wall Street Journal issues in May and June of 1997: 4.74, 4.77, 4.87, 4.91, 4.83, 4.72, 4.92, 4.86, 4.97, 4.71, 4.90, 4.93, 4.75, 4.88, 4.79, 4.83, 4.89.
a. Calculate the mean
c. Standard deviation of the 90-day future price of silver data
(3) A mining company needs to estimate the average amount of copper ore per ton mined. A random sample of 50 tons gives a sample mean of 146,75 pounds. The population standard deviation is assumed to be 35.2 pounds.
a. Give a 95% confidence interval for the average amount of copper in the population of tons mined.
b. Give a 90% confidence interval for the average amount of coper per ton
c. Give a 99% confidence interval for the average amount of coper per ton
(4) An e-commerce Website gets 2,385 visitors on a particular day. Among these, 1790 visitors explore the products by looking at more pages at the site. Among these 1790 visitors who explore the products, 387 make a purchase.
a. If a visitor chosen at random from all those who visited the site, what is the probability that the visitor explored the products
b. If a visitor is chosen at random from all those who visited the site, what is the probability that the visitor made a purchase.
c. If a visitor is chosen at random from all those who explored the products, what is the probability that the visitor made a purchase.
d. Which of the preceding three probabilities is relevant to the design of the home page that leads to product page.
2.Length: 500-750 words
Prompt: Egalia’s Daughters (1977) is a “satire of the sexes” in which traditional Western gender roles
which traditional Western gender roles are reversed. Read the introductory chapterPreview the document. Write a paper analyzing what traditional Western gender roles are “reversed” in the kingdom of Egalia. How does language help to define the roles? Do you think the author believes in natural gender roles or does she believe they are socially constructed? Why?
Organize your paper into paragraphs; try to focus each paragraph on a particular idea which includes an argumentative claim and evidence to support it.
Citations may be parenthetical with page number. For example, (10). Use quotation marks for direct quotes.
5.From the standpoint of what we have learned about making inductive reasoning stronger and the need for comparing groups in
or comparing groups in observational and randomized controlled studies, examine Michelle Bachman’s claim about vaccines linked in the video segment:
“There's a woman who came up crying to me tonight after the debate. She said her daughter was given that vaccine (HPV). She told me her daughter suffered mental retardation as a result of that vaccine. There are very dangerous consequences. It's not good enough to take, quote, 'a mulligan' where you want a do-over, not when you have little children's lives at risk.
She told me that her little daughter took that vaccine, that injection, and she suffered from mental retardation thereafter. It can have very dangerous side effects. The mother was crying what she came up to me last night. I didn't know who she was before the debate. This is a very real concern and people have to draw their own conclusions."
Why is this argument a good candidate for a questionable cause fallacy? What is Bachman’s premise? What is her conclusion?
6.: There are four things that you need to do in order to successfully complete this module's discussion questions assignment.
on questions assignment. First, if you have not already done so, read pages 381-382 in the textbook. Second, complete the discussion questions that appear below. Please copy and paste the questions onto a Word document; then, type your responses after each question. To view the questions, please scroll down.
Third, in the textbook, read “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift (pages 214-222) and “How to Raise a Pimp” by Darryl L. Fortson, M.D. (pages 231-233). Fourth, complete the discussion questions regarding “A Modest Proposal” and “How to Raise a Pimp.” Again, please copy and paste the questions onto a Word document; then, type your responses after each question. To view the questions, please scroll down.
Due Date: Please see the Canvas announcement regarding this assignment.
Final Thoughts: Good luck with this assignment. You do not need to write an essay response to each question, so please do not do so. In fact, you should be able to successfully respond to each question in several sentences or a paragraph at most. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to e-mail or call me.
1. On pages 381-382, there is paragraph about tropical fish. Please quote the author’s stated claim exactly as it appears in the paragraph. (Hint: the stated claim is one sentence long.)
2. On pages 381-382, there is paragraph about tropical fish. Since this paragraph is a satire, you know that the stated claim is not what the author truly believes, so please paraphrase the author’s implied claim. (Hint: the implied claim should be one sentence in length.)
3. On page 382, there is paragraph about circuses. Please quote the author’s stated claim exactly as it appears in the paragraph. (Hint: the stated claim is one sentence long.)
4. On pages 381-382, there is paragraph about circuses. Since this paragraph is a satire, you know that the stated claim is not what the author truly believes, so please paraphrase the author’s implied claim. (Hint: the implied claim should be one sentence in length.)
“A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift
1. The author of the work is not the same individual who is making the claim. In fact, Swift assumes a persona, the persona of someone he, hopefully, is not. List some of the characteristics of his alter-ego.
2. What is the proposer’s (we will use the word proposer to identify the individual making the claims) attitude toward the beggars he describes in the opening paragraphs?
3. In one sentence, paraphrase the proposer’s stated claim.
4. In one sentence, paraphrase the proposer’s implied claim.
5. According to the proposer, what are some of the issues that need correcting?
6. How does the use of facts and statistics help to bolster the proposer’s credibility?
7. Who will be the beneficiaries of this modest proposal?
8. Identify at least four good things that will come from this modest proposal.
9. Does the proposer address any arguments that might be raised against his modest proposal? If so, how does he address them?
10. Looking at the final paragraph, why does the proposer end his modest proposal in this manner?
11. Who is the intended audience of this satire?
12. Did you enjoy this satire? Why?
13. Does this satire have any relevance for us reading it today? If so, what is it?
“How to Raise a Pimp” by Darryl L. Fortson, M.D.
1. In one sentence, paraphrase the author’s stated claim.
2. In one sentence, paraphrase the author’s implied claim.
3. According to the author, what are the four things that one must do in order to raise a pimp?
4. Who is the intended audience of this satire?
5. What is the author trying to accomplish with his satire?
6. Did you enjoy this satire? Why?
7. Do you think this satire is effective? Why?
“The Speech the Graduates Didn’t Hear” by Jacob Neusner
1. List four groups of people, besides the graduating seniors, that
oups of people, besides the graduating seniors, that are the audience for this speech?
2. What is the name and position of the speaker of this speech?
3. Whom does the speaker claim to represent?
4. What is the speaker's attitude toward his audience?
5. What is the speaker’s attitude toward those whom he claims to represent?
6. Paraphrase the speaker's primary claim.
7. List two points that the speaker makes that support his primary claim.
8. Does the author use anecdotal, experimental, statistical, or testimonial evidence to support his primary claim Provide an example of his evidence.
9. The speaker is very quick to his conclusions. What logical fallacy might best serve as a counterargument to the speaker’s primary claim? Why?
10. Does Neusner use an inductive style of writing or a deductive style of writing? Explain the reasoning behind your answer.
Chapter Three and pages 383-385
1. In “Burn, Baby, Burn” by Jay Rubin, please quote his claim of value.
2. In “The Mistake of the Millennium” by Paul O’Brien, please quote his claim of fact.
3. In “We Make Money by Making You Feel Ugly” by Estelle Hartson, please quote her claim of policy.
4. On page 383, statement one is what type of claim? Why?
5. On page 383, statement two is what type of claim? Why?
6. On page 383, statement three is what type of claim? Why?
7. On page 383, statement four is what type of claim? Why?
8. On page 384, statement five is what type of claim? Why?
9. On page 384, statement six is what type of claim? Why?
10. On page 384, statement seven is what type of claim? Why?
11. On page 384, statement eight is what type of claim? Why?
12. On page 384, statement nine is what type of claim? Why?
13. On page 385, statement ten is what type of claim? Why? (Be careful.)
8.I need to know what statistical test to do for this question. Y options are: Independent groups t test,
est, correlated groups t test, 1 way bet-sub Anova, 2-way bet-sub Anova, 1-way rep-measures ANOVA or test for signif. of correlation.
Attachment theory hypothesizes that children's relationships with their parents shape habitual patterns of attachment in close relations. Thus, ones childhood experiences should connect to relationship quality during adulthood. Many years ago, a large group of teenage boys had been interviewed about their families. These interviews were coded to provide data in childhood family environment- a measure on which low numbers reflected distant/punitive/cold relationships with parents while higher numbers reflected nurturing/autonomous/warm relationships. Many decades later, researchers attempted to re-contact these same people. A total of 81 men(aged 70-85 years) who had been married to the same spouse for at least ten years and agreed to participate were interviewed about their marriage. The spouses of these men were interviewed as well. The interviews were coded in order to provide a measure of relationship attachment-higher scores reflected greater levels of relationship satisfaction,loving, and caring. Is there any evidence to support attachment theory's claim that children's parental relationships predict relationship quality in adulthood?