Topic: Airline Ticket Prices; Hypothesis: Positive or negative correlation between airline ticket prices and economic conditions

**Operations Research – Final Paper **

The final paper must be done on an individual basis.

Your final paper is to be a research paper, where you are expected to use all relevant data analysis tools that we learned during the semester to support your case or topic. **YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED A TOPIC**. Similar to group project 2, you will be establishing a hypothesis and testing this, however in this final paper you will go further by also including and explaining relevant models that relate to your case or topic. You should go in depth and utilize several of the data analysis tools and techniques we have learned this semester to support your position. This paper should showcase your mastery of the topics we have learned and apply them to a real-life scenario. `

Some of the areas you may think about including in your paper could be: Exploratory Data Analysis, Distribution of Data, Multiple Regression, Histogram, Scatter Plot, Box Plot, Pie Chart, Relationships, Covariance, Correlation Coefficient, Sampling, Bias, Designing Studies, Probability, Conditional Probability, Random Variables, Sampling Distributions, Sampling Proportions, Estimation, Inference, Hypothesis Testing,

The paper should be your own work, written in APA format with a minimum of 10 pages, double spaced with no greater than 1.25” margins. Please review the plagiarism guidelines in the course syllabus. This paper must be your own work, and any forms of plagiarism will result in a failing grade for the final paper as well as the course.

The final submission should be sent in a word doc, submitted through BlackBoard. There are two examples included that should provide a good idea of the expectations for this paper.

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