(Sorry for the lack of blogging here … I have two texts in production and it has really slowed me down …)
Last week in my Statistics classes we learned to construct confidence intervals for a population proportion and a population mean. On the last day of the week I had students work on a project that contained a mixture of these types of confidence intervals, and then students had to extend their knowledge to use the interval to perform a two-tailed hypothesis test. I walked through one example with them, and then students worked in pairs to write up the other four hypothesis tests on the worksheet.
You can find a summary of the class session, as well as get a copy of the handout, on my StatBlog.
I feel that it was a great way to introduce hypothesis testing before we get to the hypothesis testing chapter.
I’d love to hear what you think, either in the comments or by dropping me a line on Twitter.