Specifically, what does Epicurus have to say about friendship? About justice? About desires? About virtue? About freedom? About the pleasures of love? About politics?

Specifically, what does Epicurus have to say about friendship? About justice? About desires? About virtue? About freedom? About the pleasures of love? About politics?

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Use the link provided to answer the questions below. http://www.worlddialogue.org/content.php?id=384 According to the article, what was President George W. Bush’s main rationale for going to war with Iraq? A. Bush believed that by promoting democracy, we promote peace around the world. B. Bush believed that Iraq was a key player in the global drug trade. C. Bush feared Osama bin Laden would assume power in Iraq. D. Intelligence reports showed Iraq was planning to attack Afghanistan. E. Bush had no opinion about invading Iraq. What is the democratic peace theory? A. the theory that indicates that democracy will inevitably spread and we should assist it peacefully B. the theory that economic growth leads to a peaceful democratic state C. the theory that democracies tend not to fight one another D. the theory that the key to a successful democratic transition is through a peaceful transfer of power E. the theory that peace and democracy are actually inconsistent with one another What did Mansfield and Syder conclude happens during the initial phases of democratization? A. Newly democratized countries are incapable of holding independent elections. B. Citizens are more engaged in politics and willing to be peaceful. C. New democracies are the strongest democracies in the world. D. Other countries are more likely to form alliances with new democracies. E. Newly democratized countries become more aggressive and warlike, not less. New democracies are more likely to elect which of the following types of parties into office? A. socialists B. religious extremists C. the country’s elite and wealthy class D. people who personify “the average Joe” E. the largest, most prominent parties According to Mansfield and Snyder’s prescription, what should the United States do with democratizing states? A. provide an international military force to ensure peace B. keep a close eye and replace bad leaders if necessary C. make certain that reforms are implemented in the right order D. strengthen international awareness of democratizing states so that peaceful states can arm themselves E. attempt to push through elections as soon as possible above all else Watch the video below, and then answer the questions below. To save your answers, click the Save to Notebook button above. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=796LfXwzIUk According to Joseph Nye, what is power transition? A. a change of power among states B. a change of power among presidents C. a change of power within the European Union or other leading organizations D. a change of power within cultures E. a change of power to non-state actors How does Nye define power diffusion? A. a change of power among states B. a change of power in regions C. a change of power within cultures D. a change of power from states to non-state actors E. a change of power from non-state actors to states Which of the following is an example of a non-state actor given by Nye? A. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad B. Oxfam C. the former USSR D. socialism E. the mayor of Tehran Why does Nye claim it is important to be cautious of power projections? A. Simple projections don’t tell us much about power transition. B. History is not linear. C. Simple projections tend to focus soley on GDP. D. Simple projections don’t tell you anything about military or soft power. E. all of these options Nye describes a three-dimensional chess game as a metaphor for modern-day power distribution. What is the top board? A. economic power among states B. military power among states C. power among state leaders D. the deciding board for the other two boards E. the board where Kasparov faces off against the computer What is the middle board in Nye’s chess game metaphor? A. non-state actors B. a metaphor for the international underground economy C. military power among states D. economic power among states E. political power among states What is the bottom board in Nye’s chess game metaphor? A. transnational relations B. things that cross borders outside government control C. a place where power is chaotically distributed D. an area where things cross borders outside the control of governments E. all of these options What is the difference between a positive-sum game and a zero-sum game? A. A positive-sum game is when one person has all the power and a zero-sum game is when power is evenly distributed. B. A positive-sum game is a two-player power game and a zero-sum game is a one-player power game. C. A positive-sum game where my gain is your gain and a zero-sum game is my win and your loss. D. A postive-sum game is when you bet and win and a zero-sum game is when you bet and lose. E. A positive-sum game is like Tetris and a zero-sum game is like Super Mario Brothers. Nye quotes Hillary Clinton, describing her foreign policy agenda as utilizing “smart power.” What does this mean? A. Smart power addresses the two great power shifts in the 21st century. B. Smart power is “using all the tools in our toolbox.” C. Smart power combines both hard and soft power. D. Smart power reflects a new narrative of dealing with power. E. all of these options

Use the link provided to answer the questions below. http://www.worlddialogue.org/content.php?id=384 According to the article, what was President George W. Bush’s main rationale for going to war with Iraq? A. Bush believed that by promoting democracy, we promote peace around the world. B. Bush believed that Iraq was a key player in the global drug trade. C. Bush feared Osama bin Laden would assume power in Iraq. D. Intelligence reports showed Iraq was planning to attack Afghanistan. E. Bush had no opinion about invading Iraq. What is the democratic peace theory? A. the theory that indicates that democracy will inevitably spread and we should assist it peacefully B. the theory that economic growth leads to a peaceful democratic state C. the theory that democracies tend not to fight one another D. the theory that the key to a successful democratic transition is through a peaceful transfer of power E. the theory that peace and democracy are actually inconsistent with one another What did Mansfield and Syder conclude happens during the initial phases of democratization? A. Newly democratized countries are incapable of holding independent elections. B. Citizens are more engaged in politics and willing to be peaceful. C. New democracies are the strongest democracies in the world. D. Other countries are more likely to form alliances with new democracies. E. Newly democratized countries become more aggressive and warlike, not less. New democracies are more likely to elect which of the following types of parties into office? A. socialists B. religious extremists C. the country’s elite and wealthy class D. people who personify “the average Joe” E. the largest, most prominent parties According to Mansfield and Snyder’s prescription, what should the United States do with democratizing states? A. provide an international military force to ensure peace B. keep a close eye and replace bad leaders if necessary C. make certain that reforms are implemented in the right order D. strengthen international awareness of democratizing states so that peaceful states can arm themselves E. attempt to push through elections as soon as possible above all else Watch the video below, and then answer the questions below. To save your answers, click the Save to Notebook button above. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=796LfXwzIUk According to Joseph Nye, what is power transition? A. a change of power among states B. a change of power among presidents C. a change of power within the European Union or other leading organizations D. a change of power within cultures E. a change of power to non-state actors How does Nye define power diffusion? A. a change of power among states B. a change of power in regions C. a change of power within cultures D. a change of power from states to non-state actors E. a change of power from non-state actors to states Which of the following is an example of a non-state actor given by Nye? A. Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad B. Oxfam C. the former USSR D. socialism E. the mayor of Tehran Why does Nye claim it is important to be cautious of power projections? A. Simple projections don’t tell us much about power transition. B. History is not linear. C. Simple projections tend to focus soley on GDP. D. Simple projections don’t tell you anything about military or soft power. E. all of these options Nye describes a three-dimensional chess game as a metaphor for modern-day power distribution. What is the top board? A. economic power among states B. military power among states C. power among state leaders D. the deciding board for the other two boards E. the board where Kasparov faces off against the computer What is the middle board in Nye’s chess game metaphor? A. non-state actors B. a metaphor for the international underground economy C. military power among states D. economic power among states E. political power among states What is the bottom board in Nye’s chess game metaphor? A. transnational relations B. things that cross borders outside government control C. a place where power is chaotically distributed D. an area where things cross borders outside the control of governments E. all of these options What is the difference between a positive-sum game and a zero-sum game? A. A positive-sum game is when one person has all the power and a zero-sum game is when power is evenly distributed. B. A positive-sum game is a two-player power game and a zero-sum game is a one-player power game. C. A positive-sum game where my gain is your gain and a zero-sum game is my win and your loss. D. A postive-sum game is when you bet and win and a zero-sum game is when you bet and lose. E. A positive-sum game is like Tetris and a zero-sum game is like Super Mario Brothers. Nye quotes Hillary Clinton, describing her foreign policy agenda as utilizing “smart power.” What does this mean? A. Smart power addresses the two great power shifts in the 21st century. B. Smart power is “using all the tools in our toolbox.” C. Smart power combines both hard and soft power. D. Smart power reflects a new narrative of dealing with power. E. all of these options

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Watch the video below, and then answer the questions below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZbDMUaqwE8 What does J.D. Bowen say is the problem with realism? A. Realism places too much emphasis on security, and thus its answers are all about conflict. B. Realism is too deterministic, ignoring the unpredictable human element in international relations. C. Realism discounts the possibility of progress and positive change. D. Realism can’t explain why a small country would fight a larger, more powerful one. E. Realism is like liberalism without a moral compass. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of liberal thought? A. There are important issues in international relations beyond security and conflict. B. International actors have opportunities for cooperation. C. There is no real conflict of interests in international politics. D. Businesses and other non-state organizations have power. E. Interdependence is a facet of the international system. According to liberal theory, which of the following would be a potential actor in the international political system? A. states B. businesses C. aid groups D. churches E. all of these options Bowen claims that the United Nations is based on a “clearly liberal logic.” What is that logic? A. preventing conflict through the efforts of non-state actors B. preventing conflict through collective security C. preventing conflict through nuclear deterrence D. promoting freedom and democracy E. holding Germany accountable for its aggression in World War II Which of the following would most likely be a research topic for liberal theorists? A. how cultures develop identities B. how states can measure their military power by counting equipment and personnel C. how the United Nations can be more effective at preventing war D. why security is a masculine concept E. all of these options ———————————————————————————————————————

Watch the video below, and then answer the questions below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZbDMUaqwE8 What does J.D. Bowen say is the problem with realism? A. Realism places too much emphasis on security, and thus its answers are all about conflict. B. Realism is too deterministic, ignoring the unpredictable human element in international relations. C. Realism discounts the possibility of progress and positive change. D. Realism can’t explain why a small country would fight a larger, more powerful one. E. Realism is like liberalism without a moral compass. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of liberal thought? A. There are important issues in international relations beyond security and conflict. B. International actors have opportunities for cooperation. C. There is no real conflict of interests in international politics. D. Businesses and other non-state organizations have power. E. Interdependence is a facet of the international system. According to liberal theory, which of the following would be a potential actor in the international political system? A. states B. businesses C. aid groups D. churches E. all of these options Bowen claims that the United Nations is based on a “clearly liberal logic.” What is that logic? A. preventing conflict through the efforts of non-state actors B. preventing conflict through collective security C. preventing conflict through nuclear deterrence D. promoting freedom and democracy E. holding Germany accountable for its aggression in World War II Which of the following would most likely be a research topic for liberal theorists? A. how cultures develop identities B. how states can measure their military power by counting equipment and personnel C. how the United Nations can be more effective at preventing war D. why security is a masculine concept E. all of these options ———————————————————————————————————————

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Click the link to read Chapter 1 of Clausewitz’s On War, and then answer the questions below. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1946/1946-h/1946-h.htm#2HCH0001 How does Clausewitz define war? A. It is the use of violence to gain wealth. B. It is the way in which states can show their power. C. It is an act of violence intended to compel our opponent to fulfill our will. D. It is no longer a legitimate way to function in a world of international law. E. It is defined by international laws and norms. What are the main motives that cause war, according to Clausewitz? A. Greed and tyranny. B. Instinctive hostility and hostile intention. C. Competition and glory. D. Fear and threat. E. Men and money. What is the polarity principle according to Clausewitz? A. In principle, the world has conflicts that flow from North to South. B. It is like a zero sum game, a win for one yields a loss for the other. C. Two states will tend to find peace before they have to fight. D. The pitch of battle will swing from one end to the other before it ends. E. Humans are both rational and emotional; you must consider both sides. According to Clausewitz the element of War itself is: A. A multifaceted, multiplayer complex system with no central element. B. A duel between two parties on an extensive scale. C. Only made possible through laws that limit violence. D. Completely removed from politics in all aspects. E. Not something that we can understand or study.

Click the link to read Chapter 1 of Clausewitz’s On War, and then answer the questions below. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1946/1946-h/1946-h.htm#2HCH0001 How does Clausewitz define war? A. It is the use of violence to gain wealth. B. It is the way in which states can show their power. C. It is an act of violence intended to compel our opponent to fulfill our will. D. It is no longer a legitimate way to function in a world of international law. E. It is defined by international laws and norms. What are the main motives that cause war, according to Clausewitz? A. Greed and tyranny. B. Instinctive hostility and hostile intention. C. Competition and glory. D. Fear and threat. E. Men and money. What is the polarity principle according to Clausewitz? A. In principle, the world has conflicts that flow from North to South. B. It is like a zero sum game, a win for one yields a loss for the other. C. Two states will tend to find peace before they have to fight. D. The pitch of battle will swing from one end to the other before it ends. E. Humans are both rational and emotional; you must consider both sides. According to Clausewitz the element of War itself is: A. A multifaceted, multiplayer complex system with no central element. B. A duel between two parties on an extensive scale. C. Only made possible through laws that limit violence. D. Completely removed from politics in all aspects. E. Not something that we can understand or study.

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HIST 303 Rebels and Renegades Comparative Paper – Conroy & Drakulic In a well-written analysis of about 3 pages, compare and contrast Conroy’s Belfast Diary or Drakulic’s How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed in response to the following question: It can be argued that in the midst of deprivation and hardship, people still exercise considerable agency—or the power to act within one’s particular socio-political context. In fact, living the ordinary can be considered an act of rebellion against an imposing power. That is, people use and experience their lives as resistance to oppression or war. This is sometimes referred to as the “politics of everyday life”. How does this concept of agency play out in these works? In your response, do not simply list examples, but analyze the examples by the authors in relation to the larger themes of the course. A successful assignment will (this is a checklist, so heed it well!!!): * have a solid introduction with an arguable thesis; * be well organized with coherent paragraphs relevant to the thesis; * have a concluding paragraph that concisely and accurately summarizes the paper; * adequately analyze the histories and their connections to each other; * use relevant evidence to substantiate claims; * be analytic, not descriptive; * properly cite and punctuate quotations and evidence; * be paginated; * have an interesting title relevant to the argument (e.g. “Comparative Paper” is unacceptable); * be well written, well edited and well documented. Author Specific Points that discuss everyday activities as resistance Relate to your other Reading (Williams, Hall, Hebdige, etc.) Conroy Drakulic Working Thesis: _____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ****FORMATTING DIRECTIONS: This paper should be 3 – 4 pages (no more), typed, doublespaced, with one-inch margins and 12-point font. This assignment is worth 25% of your grade in this course. You must head your paper with your name and date and include your name and pages (x of x) in a header or footer of each page. At the end of your paper, you must skip four lines then sign with the following: “I attest that the work contained in this document is entirely my own and it numbers x pages.” *****

HIST 303 Rebels and Renegades Comparative Paper – Conroy & Drakulic In a well-written analysis of about 3 pages, compare and contrast Conroy’s Belfast Diary or Drakulic’s How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed in response to the following question: It can be argued that in the midst of deprivation and hardship, people still exercise considerable agency—or the power to act within one’s particular socio-political context. In fact, living the ordinary can be considered an act of rebellion against an imposing power. That is, people use and experience their lives as resistance to oppression or war. This is sometimes referred to as the “politics of everyday life”. How does this concept of agency play out in these works? In your response, do not simply list examples, but analyze the examples by the authors in relation to the larger themes of the course. A successful assignment will (this is a checklist, so heed it well!!!): * have a solid introduction with an arguable thesis; * be well organized with coherent paragraphs relevant to the thesis; * have a concluding paragraph that concisely and accurately summarizes the paper; * adequately analyze the histories and their connections to each other; * use relevant evidence to substantiate claims; * be analytic, not descriptive; * properly cite and punctuate quotations and evidence; * be paginated; * have an interesting title relevant to the argument (e.g. “Comparative Paper” is unacceptable); * be well written, well edited and well documented. Author Specific Points that discuss everyday activities as resistance Relate to your other Reading (Williams, Hall, Hebdige, etc.) Conroy Drakulic Working Thesis: _____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ****FORMATTING DIRECTIONS: This paper should be 3 – 4 pages (no more), typed, doublespaced, with one-inch margins and 12-point font. This assignment is worth 25% of your grade in this course. You must head your paper with your name and date and include your name and pages (x of x) in a header or footer of each page. At the end of your paper, you must skip four lines then sign with the following: “I attest that the work contained in this document is entirely my own and it numbers x pages.” *****

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Define: 41 Things Philosophy is: 1. Ignorant 2. Selfish 3. Ironic 4. Plain 5. Misunderstood 6. A failure 7. Poor 8. Unscientific 9. Unteachable 10. Foolish 11. Abnormal 12. Divine trickery 13. Egalitarian 14. A divine calling 15. Laborious 16. Countercultural 17. Uncomfortable 18. Virtuous 19. Dangerous 20. Simplistic<br />21. Polemical 22. Therapeutic 23. “conformist” 24. Embarrassi ng 25. Invulnerable 26. Annoying 27. Pneumatic 28. Apolitic al 29. Docile/teachable 30. Messianic 31. Pious 32. Impract ical 33. Happy 34. Necessary 35. Death-defying 36. Fallible 37. Immortal 38. Confident 39. Painful 40. agnostic</br

Define: 41 Things Philosophy is: 1. Ignorant 2. Selfish 3. Ironic 4. Plain 5. Misunderstood 6. A failure 7. Poor 8. Unscientific 9. Unteachable 10. Foolish 11. Abnormal 12. Divine trickery 13. Egalitarian 14. A divine calling 15. Laborious 16. Countercultural 17. Uncomfortable 18. Virtuous 19. Dangerous 20. Simplistic
21. Polemical 22. Therapeutic 23. “conformist” 24. Embarrassi ng 25. Invulnerable 26. Annoying 27. Pneumatic 28. Apolitic al 29. Docile/teachable 30. Messianic 31. Pious 32. Impract ical 33. Happy 34. Necessary 35. Death-defying 36. Fallible 37. Immortal 38. Confident 39. Painful 40. agnostic

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TEXT The sole text is Daniel Bonevac’s Today’s Moral Issues. This is an extremely accessible work that organizes the subject matter of ethics into well-structured units involving both general principles and focused ethical dilemmas. The instructor will guide the students through the pertinent readings and discussion topics. Exam #3: WAR ECONOMIC EQUALITY 1. Aquinas 5. Mill 2. Grotius 6. Hospers 3. Clausewitz 7. Anderson 4. Gandhi CONCERNING THE SHORT PAPER Choose one of our dilemma topics from our book as the focus of your short paper. If you have another topic in mind, please consult with me for permission. —length: 4 to 5 pages — format: typed —number of points: 10 — submission via Bb, under “Assignments” — Format: Microsoft Word — Line Spacing: Double-Spaced —Print: Black The following is merely a suggestion for the organization of the paper, but it might be useful as an indication of how it could look: a) Initial statement of your position concerning the moral dilemma; how to resolve it, how you plan to argue for/against it. b) Amplification of your position; your main points or position. c) Backup: some cited references and supporting evidence for your position. d) Your criticisms of alternative or contrary points of view. e) Your conclusion/summing up. Plagiarism is a serious breach of academic integrity. If you submit plagiarized materials you will receive a zero on the assignment. If you need an extension of the due date for the paper, please consult with me.

TEXT The sole text is Daniel Bonevac’s Today’s Moral Issues. This is an extremely accessible work that organizes the subject matter of ethics into well-structured units involving both general principles and focused ethical dilemmas. The instructor will guide the students through the pertinent readings and discussion topics. Exam #3: WAR ECONOMIC EQUALITY 1. Aquinas 5. Mill 2. Grotius 6. Hospers 3. Clausewitz 7. Anderson 4. Gandhi CONCERNING THE SHORT PAPER Choose one of our dilemma topics from our book as the focus of your short paper. If you have another topic in mind, please consult with me for permission. —length: 4 to 5 pages — format: typed —number of points: 10 — submission via Bb, under “Assignments” — Format: Microsoft Word — Line Spacing: Double-Spaced —Print: Black The following is merely a suggestion for the organization of the paper, but it might be useful as an indication of how it could look: a) Initial statement of your position concerning the moral dilemma; how to resolve it, how you plan to argue for/against it. b) Amplification of your position; your main points or position. c) Backup: some cited references and supporting evidence for your position. d) Your criticisms of alternative or contrary points of view. e) Your conclusion/summing up. Plagiarism is a serious breach of academic integrity. If you submit plagiarized materials you will receive a zero on the assignment. If you need an extension of the due date for the paper, please consult with me.

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Does Prime Minister Thatcher’s seeming willingness to fight controvert the arguments of feminist thought about international politics? A. Yes, since feminists suggest that the world would be less power- and security-oriented, their argument fails with the evidence provided by Thatcher. B. Yes, since feminist thought uniformly believes that women are naturally peace seeking, Thatcher’s rejoicing in military success destroys feminist arguments. C. No, some feminist thought suggests that women socialized in a male dominant environment would act the same as men. D. No, because Thatcher never actually spoke about the soldiers and their successes. She was shielded from having to speak about it. E. No, some feminist thought suggests that women socialized in a male dominant environment would act the same as men AND because Thatcher never actually spoke about the soldiers and their successes; she was shielded from having to speak about it.

Does Prime Minister Thatcher’s seeming willingness to fight controvert the arguments of feminist thought about international politics? A. Yes, since feminists suggest that the world would be less power- and security-oriented, their argument fails with the evidence provided by Thatcher. B. Yes, since feminist thought uniformly believes that women are naturally peace seeking, Thatcher’s rejoicing in military success destroys feminist arguments. C. No, some feminist thought suggests that women socialized in a male dominant environment would act the same as men. D. No, because Thatcher never actually spoke about the soldiers and their successes. She was shielded from having to speak about it. E. No, some feminist thought suggests that women socialized in a male dominant environment would act the same as men AND because Thatcher never actually spoke about the soldiers and their successes; she was shielded from having to speak about it.

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A total of 800 students responded to the MATH1530 class survey during the spring semester of 2015. The name of the data file is Sp15Math1530CSTPData.MTW. The Minitab worksheet is set up as follows: C1: ID (an identification number given to each student in the data file) C2: GENDER C3: AGE (yrs) C4: WEIGHT (lbs) C5: HEIGHT (in) C6: NUCLEAR SAFETY C7: TALK POLITICS C8: WASH HANDS C9: L E CAMERAS C10: CLOTHING ARTICLES C11: CLOTHING PURCHASE ($) C12: LOWEST GAS PRICE ($) C13: FITNESS C14: SEXUAL PREDATOR MATH-1530 CAPSTONE TECHNOLOGY PROJECT SPRING SEMESTER 2015 Problem 1: Identify Variable Type. Which of these questions from the class survey measured variables that are categorical and which are quantitative? Use your word processor to underline the best option (or you may highlight in yellow if you are using a color printer). a. AGE Categorical Quantitative Neither b. NUCLEAR SAFETY Categorical Quantitative Neither c. WASH HANDS Categorical Quantitative Neither d. CLOTHING PURCHASE Categorical Quantitative Neither e. FITNESS Categorical Quantitative Neither Problem 2: Sampling. In the survey data, the variable “AGE” is the current age reported by each student. a. Type the first 10 observations from the column representing the variable AGE into the table below, and use this as your sample data for part (a). Then calculate the mean age of these first 10 observations and report the value below. n 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 AGE (yrs) The mean age of the first 10 students is years. (Type the value into the space provided) Identify the type of sampling method you have just used: b. Next, select a random sample of size n = 10 (Go to Calc > Random Data > Sample from Columns). Type the number 10 in the “Number of rows to Sample” slot. Enter the variable “ID” and “AGE” into the “From columns” slot. Enter C17-C18 into the “Store samples in” slot. Record the data for your sample in the table below. n 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ID AGE (yrs) Calculate and report the mean age for your random sample of 10 students. The sample mean age is years. Identify the type of sampling method you have just used: c. Let’s treat all the students who responded to the survey as a population for the purposes of this problem. Use Minitab to calculate the mean age for all 800 observations included in the data set and report this value below. The mean age of the population is years. d. Compare the population mean you found in Part (c) to the sample means you found in Parts (a) and (b). Which sample provided a closer estimate of the population mean age in this case?

A total of 800 students responded to the MATH1530 class survey during the spring semester of 2015. The name of the data file is Sp15Math1530CSTPData.MTW. The Minitab worksheet is set up as follows: C1: ID (an identification number given to each student in the data file) C2: GENDER C3: AGE (yrs) C4: WEIGHT (lbs) C5: HEIGHT (in) C6: NUCLEAR SAFETY C7: TALK POLITICS C8: WASH HANDS C9: L E CAMERAS C10: CLOTHING ARTICLES C11: CLOTHING PURCHASE ($) C12: LOWEST GAS PRICE ($) C13: FITNESS C14: SEXUAL PREDATOR MATH-1530 CAPSTONE TECHNOLOGY PROJECT SPRING SEMESTER 2015 Problem 1: Identify Variable Type. Which of these questions from the class survey measured variables that are categorical and which are quantitative? Use your word processor to underline the best option (or you may highlight in yellow if you are using a color printer). a. AGE Categorical Quantitative Neither b. NUCLEAR SAFETY Categorical Quantitative Neither c. WASH HANDS Categorical Quantitative Neither d. CLOTHING PURCHASE Categorical Quantitative Neither e. FITNESS Categorical Quantitative Neither Problem 2: Sampling. In the survey data, the variable “AGE” is the current age reported by each student. a. Type the first 10 observations from the column representing the variable AGE into the table below, and use this as your sample data for part (a). Then calculate the mean age of these first 10 observations and report the value below. n 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 AGE (yrs) The mean age of the first 10 students is years. (Type the value into the space provided) Identify the type of sampling method you have just used: b. Next, select a random sample of size n = 10 (Go to Calc > Random Data > Sample from Columns). Type the number 10 in the “Number of rows to Sample” slot. Enter the variable “ID” and “AGE” into the “From columns” slot. Enter C17-C18 into the “Store samples in” slot. Record the data for your sample in the table below. n 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ID AGE (yrs) Calculate and report the mean age for your random sample of 10 students. The sample mean age is years. Identify the type of sampling method you have just used: c. Let’s treat all the students who responded to the survey as a population for the purposes of this problem. Use Minitab to calculate the mean age for all 800 observations included in the data set and report this value below. The mean age of the population is years. d. Compare the population mean you found in Part (c) to the sample means you found in Parts (a) and (b). Which sample provided a closer estimate of the population mean age in this case?

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