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Information about Final Exam

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General Information

The Final Exam will have exactly 30 questions. The amount of calculations neede will be similar to prior tests. The Final Exam is comprehensive. Thus, all topics covered in the course may be used as the base for the Final Exam, with some emphasis on more advanced topics. You are allowed the use your textbook, two pages of notes (one-sheet, two-sided) and a calculator. Notes can be either typewritten or handwritten. Please minimize the noise from turning pages during the test. All topics covered by Midterms 1-3 may be on the test. Please review: Also, there is an additional practice test. The solutions WILL NOT BE POSTED. In addition, the following topics covered after Midterm 3 may be on the test:

Chapter 9

Chapter 12

Familiarity with the terms used in ANOVA

You are expected to know the notations for the quantities used in ANOVA, as exemplified by the practice problems:
Sum of squares between groups.
Sum of squares of error, or sum of squares within groups.
Sum of squares total.
Mean sum of squares between groups.
Mean sum of square within groups.
Degrees of freedom between groups.
Degrees of freedom within groups.
Degrees of freedom total.
Coefficient of determination
The number of groups
The number of elements in the \(i\)-th sample, \(i=1,2,\ldots,I\)
Also, you should know the definitions and fundamental relationships between these quantities.


Some points about the ANOVA