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# Edexcel S3 - Wednesday 25th May AM 2016 watch

1. (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
I lost it when the eigenvalues were really weird...couldn't believe I'd done it right and kept looking for a mistake then I just left or barely bothered with half the proofs properly lol. Dropped like a dozen marks
Yep they were weird haha. I thought I had 100ums but I just missed out.. 1 in first question then like another 6 in last part and na 3 marks in the distance part. Dropped a 1/2 in the reduction proof for not showing what I_0 or I_1 was.
2. (Original post by Euclidean)
For Spearman's RCC, how are 'Tied Ranks' supposed to be dealt with?

Also, is it fine to write:

There is no correlation between X and Y

Rather than:

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3. (Original post by Euclidean)
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You should put it in terms of Roh, the mark schemes are really strict about this :s
4. (Original post by Ayman!)
You should put it in terms of Roh, the mark schemes are really strict about this :s
Thanks again
5. (Original post by Euclidean)
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(Original post by Ayman!)
You should put it in terms of Roh, the mark schemes are really strict about this :s
I always do it as H0: p=0 (there is no correlation between x and y)
6. (Original post by Ayman!)
You should put it in terms of Roh, the mark schemes are really strict about this :s
what is roh the greek latter xD
7. (Original post by L'Evil Wolf)
what is roh the greek latter xD
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(Original post by Euclidean)
Thanks again
No worries, man!

Does anyone know what we have to do when we have tied ranks? Is it just "average ranks and use PMCC"?
8. (Original post by Ayman!)
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No worries, man!

Does anyone know what we have to do when we have tied ranks? Is it just "average ranks and use PMCC"?
Yes exactly what you said. If you go on the Solomon papers (B i think) there's a question like that that asks "what would you do if the price for B and F (or some other letters) was the same" and the answer is to use average ranks then use PMCC
9. (Original post by Ayman!)
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It's rho, not roh.
10. (Original post by Zacken)
It's rho, not roh.
Realised when I tex'd it...
11. (Original post by Ayman!)
Does anyone know what we have to do when we have tied ranks? Is it just "average ranks and use PMCC"?
(Original post by coolguy123456)
Yes exactly what you said. If you go on the Solomon papers (B i think) there's a question like that that asks "what would you do if the price for B and F (or some other letters) was the same" and the answer is to use average ranks then use PMCC
What does it mean by 'average ranks' and then use product moment correlation coefficient? (I assume that's PMCC)
12. (Original post by Euclidean)
What does it mean by 'average ranks' and then use product moment correlation coefficient? (I assume that's PMCC)
If you have B and rank 6 and F at rank 7 and the question if i remember correctly it said the price of B and F is now the same so you'd rank them 6.5 each and then figure out Sxx and Syy and Sxy and then use PMCC.
13. (Original post by coolguy123456)
If you have B and rank 6 and F at rank 7 and the question if i remember correctly it said the price of B and F is now the same so you'd rank them 6.5 each and then figure out Sxx and Syy and Sxy and then use PMCC.
Ah thanks a lot!

14. can someone explain part d)? its from the June 15 paper
15. (Original post by Achint10)

can someone explain part d)? its from the June 15 paper
I can't remember what the answer is or how to get it, but it's the most stupid question in S3 that I have ever seen.
16. (Original post by Achint10)

can someone explain part d)? its from the June 15 paper
Zacken just explained this to me a few hours back.

(Original post by Zacken)
It's saying that you need to say two things: 1. In the individual strata, the variances are small. 2. In the combined thing, the variances are large since the difference of means are large meaning the overall variances from the overall mean are large.
17. (Original post by Achint10)

can someone explain part d)? its from the June 15 paper
If you consider both the children and the staff together, the variances from the mean will be quite large since children and adults have (obviously) vastly different weights.

If you consider the children and staff separately, the variances in each will be much smaller.

Since standard error is proportional to the square root of variance, you're there.

(Original post by SeanFM)
I can't remember what the answer is or how to get it, but it's the most stupid question in S3 that I have ever seen.
How come? It's actually a valid question that isn't stupid sampling crap.
18. (Original post by Zacken)

How come? It's actually a valid question that isn't stupid sampling crap.
You're almost saying nothing new at all, and it's not quite clear what kind of comment it wants you to make, though I suppose the 'give a reason for any differences' kind of gives it away a bit. It's really not something you'd want to be asked in the pressure of an exam - it'd just be 'oops, there's 2 marks gone'.
19. (Original post by Ayman!)
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No worries, man!

Does anyone know what we have to do when we have tied ranks? Is it just "average ranks and use PMCC"?
Yes you give the average. Although most questions will tell you what to do, I have never came across an edexcel question asking what you mentioned.

They generally tell you which one to choose.

However, if tied at 6 (2 of them) and there is obviously no 7th place, give ranks of 6.5 and use PMCC i believe

(Original post by Euclidean)
What does it mean by 'average ranks' and then use product moment correlation coefficient? (I assume that's PMCC)
20. Is there a penalty for arranging the ranks in reverse order in SRCC?

In the below question I ranked the average attendance in ascending order (C as 1) rather than descending order (B as 1). The value of the coefficient is negative as a result. I don't think the question specified very well their intentions? (It was the specimen paper though)

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