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# Statistical analysis in psychology

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1. (25 points) A prison psychologist recorded the number of rule infractions for 15 prison inmates over a sixmonth period to be 5, 4, 2, 4, 3, 5, 2, 0, 4, 4, 5, 5, 3, 4, and 3. a. Make a frequency table. b. Make a histogram based on the frequency table.

c. Describe in words the shape of the histogram. 2. (25 points) Identify and solve this problem by hand. The head of public safety notices that the average driving speed at a particular intersection averages μ = 35 mph with a standard deviation of σ = 7.5 mph. After a school speed limit sign of 20 mph is placed at the intersection, the first 40 cars travel past at an average speed of 32 mph. Using the .01 significance level, was there a significant change in driving speed? a. Use the five steps of hypothesis testing (report results in APA format). b. Sketch the distributions involved. c. Figure the confidence limits for the 99% confidence interval.

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