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Use Excel to do a correlation between the following variables:
1) X - 2,5,5,6,6,7,8,9
2) Y - 1,2,2,3,4,4,5,5

A drug company is measuring levels of oxygenation in patients after receiving a test medication. As the researcher, you are interested in whether Group I, which received the medication, has the same oxygenation levels as Group II, which did not.
1) Group 1: 2,3,3,4,4,7,8,9
2) Group 2: 1,2,2,3,4,4,5,5,6,8

Use Excel to run a t-test for two samples, assuming equal variances, with an alpha value of 0.05. Run the t-test and note:
1) Are you doing a one-tailed test or a two-tailed test (Excel will give you both)?
2) What is the probability that Group I is different from Group 2, using the p value? Is it significant against the benchmark of p < .05?

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Please see the attached files; the first is written explanation and the next actual Excel workings. Good luck!

Question 1: Use Excel to do a correlation between the following variables:
1) X - 2,5,5,6,6,7,8,9
2) Y - 1,2,2,3,4,4,5,5
Solution: Using Excel, we get the following (see sheet 4)
Column 1 Column 2
Column 1 1
Column 2 0.962911 1
So, we can see that the correlation coefficient is R=0.962911. It appears that there is a strong positive relationship between X and Y.

Question 2: A drug company is ...

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The expert uses Excel to find the correlation between variables.

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Salesperson # of Contacts Sales (000)
1 14 24
2 12 14
3 20 28
4 16 30
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6 23 30
7 48 90
8 50 85
9 55 120
10 50 110

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c) What is the value of the correlation coefficient, and what is the value of the coefficient of determination?

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