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Two variables in your correlation, null hypothesis, alpha

'Does mental health play a role in physical health?'

1. Briefly remind us of the two variables in your correlation and the operational definition of each.
2. State the null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis (be sure to clearly label each one) for your correlation.
3. Explain what it would mean if we rejected the null hypothesis with an alpha level of .05. Be as specific as you can.
4. Explain the difference between a descriptive statistic and an inferential statistic in the context of your specific study. What does an inferential statistic tell us that a descriptive statistic doesn't tell us?

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1. Briefly remind us of the two variables in your correlation and the operational definition of each.

The two variables are "mental health" and "physical health." Mental health is the explanatory or independent variable and physical health is the outcome or dependent variable. Mental health is the overall mental well being measure and physical health is a measure of fitness and medication needs.

2. State the null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis (be sure to clearly label each one) for your correlation.

Null: There is no relationship between mental and physical health.
Alternative: ...

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The solution discusses the role of mental health in physical health.

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