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Statistical analysis- observational study

Go to the Internet and locate a journal article that describes an observational study. Explain how it was done using the terminology in Chapter 5 of the Seeing Through Statistics, 3rd Edition textbook and whether you agree with the conclusions drawn by the author(s) of the article.


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This observational study was done in London and was observing the number of people complying with a new law about using mobile phones while driving compared to wearing seat belts. The government had just passed a new law creating penalties for drivers who use a mobile phone while driving. The researchers based their theory on the Peltzman "risk compensation" theory. This theory is "whereby drivers make a trade-off ...

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Observational study for statistical analysis is examined.