The National Association of Professional Baseball League, Inc., reported that attendance for 176 minor league baseball teams reached an all-time high during the 2001 season (New York Times, July 28, 2002). On a per game basis, the mean attendance for minor league baseball was 3530 people per game. Midway through the 2002 season, the president of the association asked for an attendance report that would hopefully show that the mean attendance for 2002 was exceeding the 2001 level.
a. Formulate hypotheses that could be used determine whether the mean attendance per game in 2002 was greater than the previous year’s level.
b. At alpha equals .01, what is your conclusion?