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# Edexcel S3 - Wednesday 25th May AM 2016 watch

1. Yeh just did june 15 S3, cudnt do the 6 marker Q5 so yeh. Other then that the paper is easy lol.lets ee if i got everything else right. Only need 70 so im not too bothered haha.
Took 1hr 10 mins overall. Slow but i aint no statistician.
2. (Original post by Ayman!)
I got part a and why the mean is a + 2. I'm uncertain as to how we're suddenly using the sample mean to find a's CI in part (b). I thought you're supposed to use the population mean?
It would have been lovely to find the population mean, but we don't know what the population mean is. Sure, the population mean is distributed with a mean. We're given a sample and with that sample we estimate the population mean that then allows us to estimate a.
Anyone know which papers have a question where you need to test either the normal distribution or continuous uniform distribution as a suitable model? Thanks.

keep scrolling and the last few qns
4. https://771a1ec81340d97ae9ed29694f73...XZCVmc/CH3.pdf

Ex b q 6 a for shouldn't it be 250p as we'd expect that many sixes over the course of 25 days?
5. Decent, got 66/75 in June 15, not bad at all for me.
Cudve got higher if i say 'Not significant' instead of 'insufficient eveidence to reject H_0' in the harry part. I had no clue on the standard error question since i have no understanding of statistics whatsoever 😂

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6. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Decent, got 66/75 in June 15, not bad at all for me.
Cudve got higher if i say 'Not significant' instead of 'insufficient eveidence to reject H_0' in the harry part. I had no clue on the standard error question since i have no understanding of statistics whatsoever 😂

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say both no? result is insignificant therefore insufficient evidence to reject null hypothesis
7. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Decent, got 66/75 in June 15, not bad at all for me.
Cudve got higher if i say 'Not significant' instead of 'insufficient eveidence to reject H_0' in the harry part. I had no clue on the standard error question since i have no understanding of statistics whatsoever 😂

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Not bad. I got 73/75 on that one this morning, we'll smash this bro. I have a feeling it'll be an easyish standard paper like s3.

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8. Just going to do 2015 IAL now as my last mock.

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9. When do we use the critical values for a chi squared test that are for significance levels of 90%,95% etc
10. https://869d950bf149eefd5cd2652b4001...%20Edexcel.pdf for question 2a and 2b, what is the difference between what they are asking apart from one says confidence interval and they have different levels?
11. https://771a1ec81340d97ae9ed29694f73...XZCVmc/CH4.pdf

On page 44 how come they have used different starting and ending intervals to the one in the table?
12. (Original post by Krollo)
Not bad. I got 73/75 on that one this morning, we'll smash this bro. I have a feeling it'll be an easyish standard paper like s3.

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indeed mate. this module is ridiculously easy, one should not be able to learn majority of the module in 3 days and get a*s in papers it just isn't fair haha. i have only done 2 full papers haha.
also generally, what does standard error represent?
i was really hoping for a hellish m3 since i knew that anything they throw i would be alright with. i could vary from 75-100 on s3 lets see wht happens haha.
even if all goes pear shaped i can get 90s on m45 and still turn out for the a*
13. (Original post by connorbarr)
https://869d950bf149eefd5cd2652b4001...%20Edexcel.pdf for question 2a and 2b, what is the difference between what they are asking apart from one says confidence interval and they have different levels?
I would interpret 2a as just finding the endpoints of the confidence interval without expressing it as an interval.

The second is asking for an actual interval, with a different confidence level as you said.

Is there something in particular that you're looking for?
14. (Original post by kennz)
When do we use the critical values for a chi squared test that are for significance levels of 90%,95% etc
It might help if you look at exercise 4A in the S3 Edexcel book. It's basically only used if they ask for it.
15. (Original post by SeanFM)
I would interpret 2a as just finding the endpoints of the confidence interval without expressing it as an interval.

The second is asking for an actual interval, with a different confidence level as you said.

Is there something in particular that you're looking for?
for part a mark scheme has done exactly what you would do if it asked for confidence interval except instead of standard error, it has just done 0.5 so just SD dont really get it
16. (Original post by connorbarr)
for part a mark scheme has done exactly what you would do if it asked for confidence interval except instead of standard error, it has just done 0.5 so just SD dont really get it
Ohhh, of course, sorry, there is another key difference - I see what you were asking now.

a) asks for the distribution of the orchids themselves, not the distribution of the mean of them.

So you use that a population is distributed ~N(20.1,0.5^2) for a) and a mean of n samples is distributed ~N(20.1, 0.5^2/n) for b).
17. is a discrete uniform basically a pdf?
18. For goodness of fit tests, say you have a binomial distribution, do you work out the parameter p by default? Or do you just assume it. E.g. in an event with two outcomes, do you assume p is 0.5, or calculate it from observed data? I calculated in one q and lost some marks as it was supposed to be assumed.
19. (Original post by Ayman!)
I got part a and why the mean is a + 2. I'm uncertain as to how we're suddenly using the sample mean to find a's CI in part (b). I thought you're supposed to use the population mean?
Can I ask which paper is that one? Thanks!
20. (Original post by Geraer1)
Can I ask which paper is that one? Thanks!
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