Statistics: Hypothesis Testing – #365


Question: Far West University offers both day and evening classes in business administration. One question in a survey of students inquires how they perceive the prestige associated with certain careers. Each student was asked to rank the careers from 1 to 8, with 1 having the most prestige and 8 the least prestige. The results were:

Ranking Ranking Ranking Ranking
by day by Evening by Day by Evening
Career Students Students Career Students Students
Accountant 6 3 Statistician 1 7
Computer Programmer 7 2 Marketing Researcher 4 8
Branch Bank Manager 2 6 Stock Analyst 3 5
Hospital Administration 5 4 Production Manager 8 1

Find Spearman’s coefficient of rank correlation.

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