Americans snooze more on the weekends according to a poll
Americans snooze more on the weekends, according to a poll of 1506 adults for the National Sleep Foundation and reported in a USA Today Snapshot during April 2005.
Two independent random samples were taken at a large industrial complex. The workers selected in one sample were asked, “How many hours, to the nearest 15 minutes, did you sleep on Tuesday night this week?” The workers selected for the second sample were asked, “How many hours, to nearest 15 minutes, did you sleep on Saturday night last weekend?”
a. Construct a histogram and find the mean and standard deviation for each set of data.
b. Do the distributions of “hours of sleep on weekday” and “hours of sleep on weekend” resulting from the poll appear to be similar in shape? Center? Spread? Discuss your responses.
c. Is it possible that both of the samples were drawn from normal populations? Justify your answer.
d. Is the mean number of hours slept on the weekend statistically greater than the mean number of hours slept on the weekdays? Use a = 0.05
e. Is there sufficient evidence to show that the standard deviations of these two samples are statistically different? Use a = 0.05.