# STA101 Introduction to Statistics Assignment 4

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Content: STA101 Introduction to Statistics Assignment 2 Luc Hens October 2, 2017 1 Due date Due on Friday 6 October 2017 [postponed to Wednesday 18 October 2017] at the beginning of class. Start in time. If you run into trouble, ask me for help (that's what Office Hours are for). 2 Objectives The objectives of this assignment are: ­ to let you locate an article in a scholarly journal via the library web site; ­ to let you use the normal approximation to make statements about a data set for which you know only that it has a bell-shaped distribution and a given average and standard deviation; ­ to let you use the TI-84 calculator to compute normal approximations to a data distribution; ­ to let you practice writing a clear and concise report describing your sources, the data manipulations you performed, and the results you obtained. 3 Details You can do the homework assignments individually or (preferably) in groups of two. If you work in group, both group members should contribute equally to each of the assignments. Both group members should carefully proofread the paper before its is submitted, and both group members are responsible for the quality of the entire paper. If you have problems co-operating with your partner, let me know immediately. Start by reading: ­ Chapter 5 from Freedman et al. (2007); ­ the section on APA Style from the textbook from your Critical Think- ing and Academic Writing courses (Bullock et al., 2014, pp. 158­191). Alternatively, you can use Kirszner and Mandell (2011, chapter 35, pp. 236­263) or Glenn et al. (2004, pp. 652­679); 1
­ the rules for written work (http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~lmahens/written_ work.html);
­ my document on how to typeset math with a word processor (http:// homepages.vub.ac.be/~lmahens/Typesetting_math.pdf); ­ McCloskey on writing well (McCloskey, 1999) (http://www.deirdremccloskey.com/docs/pdf/Article_309.pdf);
­ Mankiw on writing well (Mankiw, 2006), (http://gregmankiw.blogspot. be/2006/10/how-to-write-well.html);
Download the pdf and the Microsoft Word-formatted (.doc) files with an example of how the paper should be formatted:
http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~lmahens/example2.pdf http://homepages.vub.ac.be/~lmahens/example2.doc Use the Microsoft Word-formatted (.doc) file as a template, that is: save the file as STA101-assignment-2.doc, and write your text over the existing text using your favorite word processor. These are the countries by group:
Marvin Alicia, Alfred Emilie, Dea Jeroen, Brandon Jennifer, Edoardo Fencho Camille, Biram Alexander, Louis-Alexandre Sґebastien Claudia, Laetitia Konga, Charles Julia Jonathan Julien, Harold Diego Max Arnold
Austria Belgium Denmark Finland Greece Ireland Italy Portugal Spain Sweden Austria Belgium Denmark Finland Greece Ireland Italy
women born in 1952 women born in 1954 women born in 1956 women born in 1960 women born in 1964 women born in 1968 women born in 1972 women born in 1952 women born in 1956 women born in 1960 women born in 1964 women born in 1968 women born in 1972 women born in 1976 women born in 1980 women born in 1972 women born in 1976
If you change groups, make sure no two groups use the same country, gender, and year. The data sources are Garcia and Quintana-Domeque (2007a) and Garcia and Quintana-Domeque (2007b). The descriptive statistics you need are in the appendices. Locate Garcia and Quintana-Domeque (2007a) by going to the VUB library web site: http://www.vub.ac.be/BIBLIO/index_en.html. Follow the links: Journal articles VUB ejournals: search via catalogue. Enter the journal title in the search window. In the search results follow the link to the electronic version of the journal. A new window opens for the electronic version of the
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