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Independent Samples hypothesis test for Effects of Alcohol

Confidence Interval for Effects of Alcohol: An experiment was conducted to test the effects of alcohol. The errors were recorded in a test of visual and motor skills for a treatment group of people who drank ethanol and another group given a placebo. The results are shown in the accompanying table (based on data from "Effects of Alcohol Intoxication on Risk Taking, Strategy, and Error Rate in Visuomotor Performance," by Streufert et al., Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 77, No. 4). Use a 0.05 significance level to test the claim that there is a difference treatment group and control group. If there is a significant difference, can we conclude that the treatment causes a decrease in visual and motor skills?

Treatment Group Placebo Group
n1 = 22 n2 = 22
x-bar1 = 4.20 x-bar2 = 1.71
s1 = 2.20 s2 = 0.72

What test statistic is used for a problem such as this?? Can someone show me how to solve a problem like this using minitab or MS excel? Thanks!!

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Test hypothesis: H0: vs Ha: . This will tell us that there is a difference in treatment group!
We will use the T-Test, our df will be = , where . Our df= 25
We reject Ho if |t| ...

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Independent samples hypothesis tests for the effect of alcohol is examined. The experiment is conducted with a placebo. The significant difference is determined.