Final Exam Study Guide: Part 1 - Technology

Your final exam is composed of two parts. The first part is to use Minitab to answer the questions. The second part will be more like what you have done on your other tests throughout the semester.

Both parts of the exam are open notebook. This may include your old tests, activities, technology projects, etc. You may not use your textbook. You may use minitab notes from the activities and tech projects on the first part of the exam. Since I asked you not to print these in the classroom to save paper, you may pull them up online and look at them during your test.

The following is not a question by question description of what you will need to know like most study guides. Part of this test is to see if you know where to go to do the things that are asked. Instead, this guide is designed to let you know which areas of Minitab you should be familiar with. I would certainly put this study guide in your notebook to use as a reference during the exam.

You do not need to print or save your results. You do not need to copy and paste into Word. Write all answers on the exam.

File Menu

Calc Menu

Stats / Basic Statistics Menu

Stats / Regression Menu

Stats / ANOVA Menu

Stats / Tables Menu

Graph Menu

Type of Questions to Expect

The questions are not like questions on previous tests where you have 13 parts and you have to go through and answer each part. Instead a sample question might be ...

Conduct a t test to test the claim that the mean size of a man's middle finger is 8 cm.

From this question, you need to know to go to the 1 sample t test. You'll probably be asked to write things like the null and alternative hypotheses, identify whether the test is left tail, right tail, or two tail, find the test statistic and p-value from Minitab, make a decision and write a conclusion. Much of it is like your previous tests except where I gave you the results from Minitab for those tests, you need to find them for the final.

Another question might read ...

Which of the following graphs is a scatter plot of the weight (y) vs height (x)?

This is a matching problem, so you could take a wild guess and hope you get it right or you could go to graph / plot and make the graph and compare it to one that's there.

Another question might read ...

Use Minitab to find a joint frequency distribution. What is the probability that a randomly selected person is both male and believes in physician assisted suicide?

From this question, you should know to go to Stats / Tables / Cross Tabulation, which is how you find a joint frequency distribution. To answer the question about the probability, you would take the number of men who believe in physician assisted suicide and divide it by the total sample size.