- Introduce your scenario and data set.

- Provide a brief overview of the scenario you are given above and the data set that you will be analyzing.
- Classify the variables in your data set.
- Which variables are quantitative/qualitative?
- Which variables are discrete/continuous?
- Describe the level of measurement for each variable included in your data set

2. Discuss the importance of the Measures of Center and the Measures of Variation.

- What are the measures of center and why are they important?
- What are the measures of variation and why are they important

3. Calculate the measures of center and measures of variation. Interpret your results in context of the selected topic.

- Mean
- Median
- Mode
- Midrange
- Range
- Variance
- Standard Deviation

4. Discuss the importance of constructing confidence intervals for the population mean.

- What are confidence intervals?
- What is a point estimate?
- What is the best point estimate for the population mean? Explain.
- Why do we need confidence intervals?

5. Based on your selected topic, evaluate the following:

- Find the best point estimate of the population mean.
- Construct a
confidence interval for the population mean. Assume that your data is normally distributed and Ïƒ is unknown.**95%** - Please show your work for the construction of this confidence interval and be sure to use the Equation Editor to format your equations.
- Write a statement that correctly interprets the confidence interval in context of your selected topic.

6. Based on your selected topic, evaluate the following:

- Find the best point estimate of the population mean.
- Construct a
confidence interval for the population mean. Assume that your data is normally distributed and Ïƒ is unknown.**99%** - Please show your work for the construction of this confidence interval and be sure to use the Equation Editor to format your equations.
- Write a statement that correctly interprets the confidence interval in context of your selected topic.
- Compare and contrast your findings for the 95% and 99% confidence interval.
- Did you notice any changes in your interval estimate? Explain.
- What conclusion(s) can be drawn about your interval estimates when the confidence level is increased? Explain.

8. Discuss the process for hypothesis testing.

- Discuss the 8 steps of hypothesis testing?
- When performing the 8 steps for hypothesis testing, which method do you prefer; P-Value method or Critical Value method? Why?

9.Perform the hypothesis test

: The average age of all patients admitted to the hospital with infectious diseases is less than 65 years of age.**Original Claim**- Test the claim using Î± = 0.05 and assume your data is normally distributed and Ïƒ is unknown.
- Based on your selected topic, answer the following:

- Write the null and alternative hypothesis symbolically and identify which hypothesis is the claim.
- Is the test two-tailed, left-tailed, or right-tailed? Explain.
- Which test statistic will you use for your hypothesis test; z-test or t-test? Explain.
- What is the value of the test-statistic? What is the P-value?What is the critical value?
- What is your decision; reject the null or do not reject the null?
- State the final conclusion in non-technical terms

10. Conclusion: Recap your ideas by summarizing the information presented in context of your chosen scenario.