MTH 233 Week 1 DQ 1

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MTH 233 Week 1 DQ 1

Significance
1.     From chapter 1 of your text, the statistical significance of a study can differ from its practical significance.  Think of a situation at home, at work, or in a class where statistical significance differed from its practical significance.

 

Here’s an example:

Students in my high school statistics class can retake one exam per semester.  On this retake, the highest score given is 75%.

 

A student scores a 70% on a test and believes they can score the maximum of 75% on a retake.

 

If they retake the test, their grade will go up significantly (statistically), but they may want to wait and use their one retake on a different exam (practical).
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