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Lab 8: Clustering
Started: Oct 

Quiz Instructions
•    Start with datafile: Presidential Elections.jmp
•    Change the file names to: YourFirstName_YourLastName_presidential.jmp
•    Review what we did in the lab.
•    You must use JMP to answer the following multiple-choice questions. 
•    Note: When you are asked to submit a screen capture, you need to make sure that your name is part of the capture. 
 
Question 1                    2 pts
Based on a hierarchical clustering on the election results, how many optimal clusters of States did you get from your analysis?

  • 4
  • 6
  • 5
  • 8

 
Question 2                  2 pts
Which cluster of States has the lowest proportion of Democratic voters in the Presidential elections?

  • Alaska, Nebraska, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah
  • Iowa, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Minnesota
  • Virginia, Texas, Indiana
  • Arizona, Nevada, New Hampshire, Colorado, Florida

 
Question 3                  2 pts
If you are an advisor for a Republican presidential nominee, for which States would you not run many campaign ads against your opponent who is a Democratic presidential nominee?

  • Iowa, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Minnesota
  • Alaska, Nebraska, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah
  • Arizona, Nevada, New Hampshire, Colorado, Florida
  • Virginia, Texas, Indiana

 
Question 4                 2 pts
Show a parallel plot graph to demonstrate how different States are clustered together based on hierarchical clustering analysis? Submit a screen shot.
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Question 5             2 pts
Perform a K-means clustering with initial number of cluster seed to vary between 3 and 10. What is the optimal number of clusters did you get from this analysis?

  • 8
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6


Question 6               2 pts
Show a parallel plot graph to demonstrate how different States are clustered together based on the K-means clustering analysis? Submit a screenshot.
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Question 7                    2 pts
Based on the K-means clustering, show how States are grouped together using colored coded US Map. Submit a screenshot.
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Question 8                    2 pts
Upon evaluation of cluster means obtained from K-means clustering, which cluster has the lowest overall democratic percentage of voters over the 9 election cycles?

  • 2
  • 4
  • 8
  • 3


Question 9                      2 pts
Upon evaluation of cluster means obtained from K-means clustering, which cluster has the highest overall democratic percentage of voters over the 9 election cycles?

  • 8
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2


Question 10                     2 pts
Which cluster depicts swing States where the percentage for both democratic and republican nominees are similar in the last couple of election years?

  • 7
  • 2
  • 6
  • 8


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