Essay on Psy 315 Week 4

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Week 4 Practice Worksheet

Prepare a written response to the following questions.

Chapters 9 &11

1. Two boats, the Prada (Italy) and the Oracle (USA), are competing for a spot in the upcoming America’s Cup race. They race over a part of the course several times. The sample times in minutes for the Prada were: 12.9, 12.5, 11.0, 13.3, 11.2, 11.4, 11.6, 12.3, 14.2, and 11.3. The sample times in minutes for the Oracle were: 14.1, 14.1, 14.2, 17.4, 15.8, 16.7, 16.1, 13.3, 13.4, 13.6, 10.8, and 19.0. For data analysis, the appropriate test is the t-Test: Two-Sample Assuming Unequal Variances.

The next table shows the results of this independent t-test. At the .05 significance level, can we conclude
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For Data Analysis, a t-Test: Two-Sample Assuming Unequal Variances was used.

At the .01 significance level is there a difference in the mean amount purchased on an impulse at the two stores? Explain these results to a person who knows about the t test for a single sample but is unfamiliar with the t test for independent means.

Hypothesis Test: Independent Groups (t-test, unequal variance) Peach Street Plum Street 15.8680 18.2921 mean 2.3306 2.5527 std. dev. 10 14 n 20 df -2.42414 difference (Peach Street - Plum Street) 1.00431 standard error of difference 0 hypothesized difference -2.41 t .0255 p-value (two-tailed) -5.28173 confidence interval 99.% lower 0.43345 confidence interval 99.% upper 2.85759 margin of error

3. Fry Brothers heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. employs Larry Clark and George Murnen to make service calls to repair furnaces and air conditioning units in homes. Tom Fry, the owner, would like to know whether there is a difference in the mean number of service calls they make per day. Assume the population standard deviation for Larry Clark is 1.05 calls per day and 1.23 calls per day for George Murnen. A random sample of 40 days last year showed that Larry Clark made an average of

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