Week 7 Discussion: Rejection Region

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

• Textbook: Chapter 9 (All Sections)
• Lesson
• Minimum of 1 scholarly source

EBOOK: OpenStax, Introductory Statistics. OpenStax CNX. Aug 23, 2019

Initial Post Instructions

After reviewing data from a sample, an inference can be made about the population. For example,

Find a data set on the internet. Some suggested search terms: Free Data Sets, Medical Data Sets, Education Data Sets.

1. Introduce your Data Set and Cite the Source.
2. What trends do you notice in your data set?
3. Based on the trends and the history of your data set, make a claim. What kind of test (left, right, two-tailed) would you have to complete?
4. Explain the steps needed to complete the Hypothesis Test. What is needed?

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least two peers or one peer and the instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

1. Based on the claim presented by your peer, state the null and alternative hypothesis and the process you would take to determine if you would Reject or Fail to Reject Ho.
2. Based on the data and history presented by your peer, state a new claim, and explain why you think your claim is valid.

Writing Requirements

• APA format for in-text citations and list of references

Criteria

Initial Post Content: Addresses all aspects of the initial discussion question(s), applying experiences, knowledge, and understanding regarding all weekly concepts.

Evidence & Sources: Integrates evidence to support discussion from assigned readings** OR online lessons, AND at least one outside scholarly source.*** Sources are credited.*

Professional CommunicationPresents information using clear and concise language in an organized manner (minimal errors in English grammar, spelling, syntax, and punctuation).

Notes

Credited means stating where the information came from (specific article, text, or lesson). Examples: our text discusses…., The information from our lesson states…, Smith (2010) claimed that…, Mary Manners (personal communication, November 2017)…

**Assigned readings are those listed on the syllabus or assignments page as required reading. This may include text readings, required articles, or required websites.

***Scholarly source – per APA Guidelines, only scholarly sources should be used in assignments. These include peer-reviewed publications, government reports, or sources written by a professional or scholar in the field. Wikipedia, Wikis, .com websites or blogs should not be used as anyone can add information to these sites. For the discussions, reputable internet sources such as websites by government agencies (.gov) and respected organizations (.org) can be counted as scholarly sources. Outside sources do not include assigned required readings.

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