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I don’t know how to handle this Statistics question and need guidance.

Your group has been selected as a consultant team by a real estate company to perform a statistical analysis of the residential data. This data was collected from publicly available information on recent home sales in your hometown.  These are not a random sample, but they may be representative of home sales during a short period of time, in your hometown. The variables include

  • Price in $1,000.
  • Living space in ft2.
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Year property built
  • Whether there is a garage or not.
  • Location type – rural, urban or suburban
  1. The real estate management is interested in the relationship between location and whether there is a garage or not. Use a contingency table (two categorical variables on StatKey) to address the following questions that they have,
    1. What percent of homes are in the suburbs?
    2. What percent of homes have a garage and are in the suburbs?
    3. Of the suburban homes, what percent have garages?
    4. Of the homes with garages, what percent are in the suburbs?
  2. They also believe that there are more homes in the suburbs in this community. A census carried out earlier had shown 55% of all the homes in this hometown were suburban homes. Is there evidence that there are more homes in the suburbs now? Conduct the appropriate hypothesis test and state your conclusion at 5% significance level. Also find the 95% confidence interval for the true percent of suburban homes in this hometown. 
  3. A competitor company claims that the mean living space of the properties in this area is less than 3000 ft2. Plot a histogram and boxplot of the living space and describe the distribution, being sure to discuss the shape, outliers, center and spread (SOCS). Conduct an appropriate hypothesis test to see if their suspicion is founded,  and state you conclusion at 5% significance level. 
  4. The management would like a predictive model to help predict the price of a home. One manager suggests using the living area, while another claims that age is more informative in predicting the price of the house. Which manager is correct? Fit a model that predicts price using the living area and another that uses the year built. Give an interpretation of the slope in each model. Which of the two is the better predictive model? Explain using statistics such as correlation and R2.  They also need your team to predict the price of two homes – (a) a 3000 ft2 home built in 1995 and (b) a 4500 ft2 built in 2013. –                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    *Statistical Report – this report should show all your working for each of the questions asked. Include all the appropriate tables, graphs or calculations to illustrate how you answered the question.

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Please go through the Play Spent simulation. After completing it, think about the decisions you had to make and the questions I asked you to think about while doing it. Give a short overview of how you felt, or what shocked you, etc.  Next, pick one myth about poverty and “myth bust” it as a sociologist. For example, how would a sociologist show that the stereotype of the “welfare queen” is a myth? Here, you must be armed with the course material and empirical evidence (and must include a graph or other relevant visual you find from an authoritative source). Do not forget to center this on the readings and simulation. If you have done this for another course you have taken with me, please pick a separate myth.

Play Spent Simulation

Activity Overview: This online simulation is meant to reveal the individual and structural challenges of making ends meet. Do not treat this like a game where the goal is to win because that is not the purpose of the simulation. The idea is to see the realities of income inequalities in the financial challenges presented.

Before Starting the Simulation: Please review the questions on this sheet prior to starting. As you move through the simulation take notes about your decisions and why you made them. Finally, under no circumstances should you post a request to social media or ask anyone for real money (even if the simulation asks you to).

  1. Completing the simulation (twice) and taking notes on the questions below.

Directions for Completing the Simulation: Visit www.playspent.org (Links to an external site.). Click on “continue to Spent” and then “accept the challenge.” Use this sheet to take notes as you complete the activity. Then play the activity again, making different choices. The idea is to complete the activity twice, noticing the consequences of different choices. You will not need to turn these notes in but you may find the questions below useful for processing.

  1. Do you have health insurance? Did you encounter any health problems? What did you do about it?
  2. How many miles do you travel/from work each day?
  3. Do you rely on help from others? If so, for what and what kind of help?
  4. Were you able to spend any money on entertainment? Were you able to provide ‘extras’ for your child?
  5. Did you ignore any bills? If so, what type did you choose to pay and which did you ignore?
  6. Did you make decisions to do something “unethical” or “illegal” because you didn’t have the money to do the ‘right’ thing? What was it?
  7. Did you make it through the month? If so, would you have enough money to pay for your rent tomorrow? If not, when did you run out of money? What was it that took most of your money?
  8. Play the activity once more (for a total of two times)—Were you able to improve your situation? What types of things allowed you to make it? What made you go broke the fastest?
  9. When you are done playing, click the ‘sources’ button at the bottom of the page. Which ‘fact(s)’ do you find most surprising/interesting? 

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Step 1:Review and Reflect:

Review Killing Us Softly 4 (video) linked below. In the video, Jean Kilbourne reveals the ways the advertising environment creates a single story about what it means to be a “woman” in U.S. American culture. These same messages also shape masculinity as well as other aspects of our social identities. Please see this video, this is just the trailer if you could please find the full movie of it I believe it is 45 minutes or so..

Step 2: Virtual Fieldwork

The pandemic prevents us from going into Target or Walmart safely. Typically, I ask students to go into the isles to locate the items I am about to describe. And, they are asked to take a selfie with the item. Since there is a risk in doing this, you have two options. Option 1 is to look at items on their website. Option 2 is to look at items in your on living space. Your goal is to locate two items that are “ridiculously gendered.” Only one of these can be from “beauty” products. The other must be from a different category (or what would typically be a different area of the store). Your item must be ridiculously gendered beyond thinking in terms of colors such as “pink” or “blue”.

And, if you are interested in gendered items for sale in other parts of the world–this is fine to use too!

Step 3: Craft Your Post and Responses

Reflect on how these ridiculously gendered items reinforce a particular “story “that has been or could be misinterpreted by others. What have/might others say and assume about this reality? How might this incorrect and monolithic story lead to stereotypes about groups in our society? Other consequences? You would do well to use at least two sociological concepts from the course material up to this point! Clearly demonstrate that you 1) completed and understood the learning materials, 2) can synthesize sociological arguments, and 3) apply concepts and arguments to daily living. Proofread your submission to ensure it is free of glaring typos and errors.

You must include photos (that you take or from the store website). You will not be able to see others’ posts until you post your original post.

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