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A point in the right direction? [Apr. 17th, 2006|11:53 pm]
grad students in mathematics

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Hi... I feel so stupid. I'm getting my MPA right now.. but for undergrad I had a minor in math and was only a few classes away from getting a duel degree. But anyways, I'm so hopelessly lost right now on this project.

I'm not asking for anyone to do my homework or anything like that... just point me in the right direction on this one.

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Thanks in advance!
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[User Picture]From: ohmiee
2006-04-22 07:15 pm (UTC)

Hmm...

Forgive me, as a mere humble undergrad suffering through the first year of a math probability/stats course.

Could you do it as a population proportion test? In that case, let's say in a year, there are S amount of hate crimes (poisson), X|S (binomial) of which are hate crimes against queers. Set p = X/S, a beta random variable. Would it be wrong to assume the null hypothesis is that p should be .5 and construct a confidence interval, etc?

We haven't technically covered testing, yet, so I might be way in left field.
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