Statistical Analysis of Colored Stones by using Random Sampling Naomi Malary
Lab Report 1
Ecology Lab 312 L-1
October 12, 2009
Introduction
Random Sampling, a method often used by ecologist involves an unpredictable component. In this method, all members of the population have an equal chance of being selected as part of the sample. The results involving random sampling can be categorized as descriptive statistics and inferential statistics (Montague 2009).Descriptive statistics includes simplified calculations of a given sample and arrange this information into charts and graphs that are easy to contrast. Trying to reach conclusions that extend beyond the immediate data alone describes inferential statistics. To document the results of sampling, qualitative and quantitative data is used. Quantitative data lack is measured and identified on a numerical scale, whereas Qualitative data approximates data but does not measure characteristics, properties and etc. The purpose of this experiment was to use statistical analysis to evaluate random sampling of colored stones (Montague 2009). While conducting this experiment, we came up with a few null hypotheses. The first null hypothesis is that all the stones that have the same color weigh the same. The second null hypothesis is that there are more blue stones than red or yellow stones. Therefore the Blue stones will be picked the mosr. Our final null hypothesis is that the stones of the same color have the same length and that they will not vary in size. Method

Our team was given a box of one hundred and two red, blue, and yellow stones. Team members A and B took turns choosing stones via random sampling, team member E recorded the color of the chosen stone. Team member C measured the weight of the stone with a scale, and team member D measured the length of the stone using a vernier capiler. Team members A and B placed the stones back into the box, mixed it, and we then repeated the procedure....

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Analyzing the Data
The selection of the analysis is based on two things: the way...

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briefly discuss those elementary statistical concepts that provide the necessary
foundations for more specialized expertise in any area of statistical data analysis. The
selected topics illustrate the basic assumptions of most statistical methods and/or have
been demonstrated in research to be necessary components of one's general
understanding of the "quantitative nature" of reality (Nisbett, et al., 1987). Because of
space limitations, we will focus mostly on the functional aspects of the concepts
discussed and the presentation will be very short. Further information on each of those
concepts can be found in the Introductory Overview and Examples sections of this
manual and in statistical textbooks. Recommended introductory textbooks are:
Kachigan (1986), and Runyon and Haber (1976); for a more advanced discussion of
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• What are variables?
• Correlational vs.
experimental research
• Dependent vs. independent
variables
• Measurement scales
• Relations between variables
• Why relations between
variables are important
• Two basic features of every
relation between variables
• What is "statistical
significance" (p-value)
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StatisticalSamplingStatisticalSampling
1. The authors of the paper make assumptions about the U.S. population on three dimensions. What are the three dimensions? (Hint: The authors refer to these dimensions as "components of change.")
Answer: The three dimensions would be migration, fertility, and mortality.
2. What is the expected population of the U.S. in 2050 given the new series (i.e., based on 1998 data) based on the lowest series? The middle series? And the highest series?
Answer: Lowest - 313,546,000
Middle - 403,687,000
Highest - 552,757,000
3. What do the lowest, middle, and highest series represent?
Answer: Just as one would utilize sampling in an audit context, this document emphasizes how key sampling judgments affect sample results. The lowest, middle, and highest series represent the effects of varying expectations in regards to mortality fertility, and migration. These projections don’t include a systematic measurement of uncertainty regarding these dimensions. By applying variant assumptions for each component in an individual manner, this would result in the range of a population series that would be identified with the maximum variance to this component. In order to produce the lowest and highest series, the authors combined the extreme values of all three major components favored the lowest and highest population growth easily. This...

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It is true that sampling randomly will eliminate systematic bias
The mathematical theorems which justify most frequentist statistical procedures apply only to random samples.
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Simple RandomSampling
3.1 INTRODUCTION
Everyone mentions simple randomsampling, but few use this method for population-based surveys. Rapid surveys are no exception, since they too use a more complex sampling scheme. So why should we be concerned with simple randomsampling? The main reason is to learn the theory of sampling. Simple randomsampling is the basic selection process of sampling and is easiest to understand. If everyone in a population could be included in a survey, the analysis featured in this book would be very simple. The average value for equal interval and binomial variables, respectively, could easily be derived using Formulas 2.1 and 2.3 in Chapter 2. Instead of estimating the two forms of average values in the population, they would be measuring directly. Of course, when measuring everyone in a population, the true value is known; thus there is no need for confidence intervals. After all the purpose of the confidence interval is to tell how certain the author is that a presented interval brackets the true value in the population. With everyone measured, the true value would be known, unless of course there were measurement or calculation errors. When the true value in a population is estimated with a sample of persons, things get more complicated. Rather then just...

...ANSWER:
Sampling is that part of statistical practice concerned with the selection of an unbiased or random subset of individual observations within a population of individuals intended to yield some knowledge about the population of concern, especially for making predictions based on the statistical inference (Ader, Mellenberg & Hand: 2008). There are quite a number of sampling methods that can be employed in research and these include simple randomsampling, systematic sampling, stratified sampling, cluster sampling, matched randomsampling, quota sampling, convenience sampling, line intercept sampling, to mention just a few.
Simple RandomSampling:
In a simple random sample of a given size (elements are randomly chosen until a desired sample size is obtained), all such subsets of the frame are given an equal chance or probability. Each element of the population thus has an equal probability of selection: the frame is not subdivided or partitioned. Furthermore, any given pair of elements has the same chance of selection as any other pair and similarly for triples, quads and so on. This minimizes the bias and simplifies analysis of the results. However, simple randomsampling...

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