gpk (version 1.0)

FAMILY: Understand relationship between height of parents and child

Description

In an undergraduate program in statistics, students collected data on height of father, mother and age, sex and height of the children. Are heights of adults normally distributed? Can we predict the height of a child using the data on parents' heights? Does sex of a child matter? Does parity matter? Is the sex of the child related to parity? Study the distribution of time gap between successive births in a family.

Usage

data(FAMILY)

Arguments

Format

A data frame with 288 observations on the following 17 variables.
Serial_Number
Serial Number
Family_Code
Family code
FHT
Father's height (in cm.)
MHT
Mother's height (in cm.)
Children
Number of children in the family
SEX_C1
Sex of child 1
AGE_C1
Age of child 1 (in yrs)
HT_C1
Height of child 1 (in cm.)
SEX_C2
Sex of child 2
AGE_C2
Age of child 2 (in yrs)
HT_C2
Height of child 2 (in cm.)
SEX_C3
Sex of child 3
AGE_C3
Age of child 3 (in yrs)
HT_C3
Height of child 3 (in cm.)
SEX_C4
Sex of child 4
AGE_C4
Age of child 4 (in yrs)
HT_C4
Height of child 4 (in cm.)

Source

http://ces.iisc.ernet.in/hpg/nvjoshi/statspunedatabook/databook.html

Details

Many statistical methods are appropriate here. The following are recommended more (i) Correlation and regression, (ii) Markov chain, (iii) goodness of fit tests - Fitting of Normal distribution to the data on height separately, (iv) Tests for proportions etc..

Examples

data(FAMILY)