Using A Randomized Block Design And Socioeconomic Sequential Testing Essay

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Introduction Growing up I was painted this idealized picture of what college would be like. I thought I would naturally excel in every class, would balance work and school flawlessly, and would still have the time and money to pursue my other interests. This, however, has not always been the case because I failed to realize that this new adventure would be weighed down with much responsibility. One of the necessary responsibilities that I did not consider until I moved away from home was grocery shopping. As a full time student, working part time, I am forced to embrace frugality. Because of this, I have chosen to investigate my typical weekly grocery list. Using a Randomized Block Design and sub-sequential testing, I will compare the prices at three stores I frequently visit in an attempt to enable myself to make more educated financial decisions. In the following analysis I will examine three establishments including Meijer, Walmart, and the local IGA in my hometown Beaver, Ohio. At each respective grocery store I will find and compare the prices of the top ten items on my average grocery list. The items in question are the following: Gallon of 2 percent milk, one loaf of wheat bread, a six pack of Diet Coke, pepperoni, Purex laundry detergent, one Lean Cuisine, a 24 pack of water, Nutri-Grain granola bars, pre-packaged baby spinach, and Minute Maid orange juice. Methods Randomized Block Design A Randomized Block Design, or a Two Factor Anova without Replication,

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