# Statistics problems and questions

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1. What are the primary advantages of a repeated-measures design over an independent-measures design?

2. The results of two repeated-measures studies are summarized as follows: The first study produces a sample with MD = 4 and s= 9, and the second study produces MD = 12 and s = 9. Assume b = 10 for both samples. In each case, the sample mean and sample standard deviation should provide enough information for you to visualize (or sketch) the sample distribution.

a. For each sample, identify where a value of zero is located. (Is zero in the middle of the sample or is it an extreme, unrepresentative value for the sample?)

b. Assuming that the samples are representative of their populations, which of the two samples is more likely to have come from a population with a mean difference of uD = 0? (Which sample is more likely to accept a null hypothesis that UD = 0?)

3. Research has shown that losing even one night's sleep can have a significant effect on performance of complex tasks such as problem solving (Linde & Bergstroem, 1992). To demonstrate this phenomenon, a sample of n= 20 college students was given a problem-solving task at noon on one day and again at noon on the following day. The students were not permitted any sleep between the two tests. For each student, the difference between the first and second score was recorded. For this sample, the students averaged MD= 6.3 points better on the first test, with SS for the difference scores equal to 2375.

a. Do the data demonstrate a significant change in problem-solving ability? Use a two-tailed test with x =. 05

b. Compute an estimate d to measure the size of the effect.

4. Explain why it would not be reasonable to use estimation after a hypothesis test for which the decision was fail to reject Ho.

5. A sample of n = 9 scores is obtained from an unknown population. The sample mean is M = 46 with a standard deviation of s = 6.

a. Use the sample data to make an 80 % confidence interval estimate of the unknown population mean.

b. Make a 90% confidence interval estimate of u.

c. Make a 95 % confidence interval estimate of u.

d. In general, how is the width of a confidence interval related to the percentage of confidence?

6. Standardized measures seem to indicate that the average level of anxiety has increased gradually over the past 50 years (Twenge, 2000). In the 1950s, the average score on the Child Manifest Anxiety Scale was u = 15.1. A sample of n = 16 of today's children produces a mean score of M = 23.3 with SS = 240.

a. Based on the sample, make a point estimate of the population mean anxiety score for today's children.

b. Make a 90% confidence interval estimate of today's population mean.

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1. A repeated measures design is a longitudinal study, usually a controlled experiment but sometimes an observational study (often referred to as a longitudinal or panel study). A popular repeated-measures design is the crossover study. A crossover study is a longitudinal study in which subjects receive a sequence of different treatments (or exposures). Crossover designs are common for experiments in many scientific disciplines, for example psychology, education, pharmaceutical science, and health-care, especially medicine.

The primary strengths of the repeated measures design is that it makes an experiment more efficient and helps keep the variability low.

This design helps to keep the validity of the results higher, while still allowing for smaller than usual subject groups. This is

advantageous compared to an independent-measures design where a subject is used only once. The advantage can be important when it is hard to find subjects and leads to more economic use of subjects.

One of the main disadvantages of using independent measures design is the potential for error resulting from individual differences of the participants of each separate group, which would affect the results. This can be avoided in a repeated-measures design by using the same subjects.

2. The results of two repeated-measures studies are summarized as follows: The first study produces a sample with MD = 4 and s= 9, and the second study produces MD = 12 and s = 9. Assume b = 10 for both samples. In each case, the sample mean and sample standard deviation should provide enough information for you to visualize (or sketch) the sample distribution.

b = 10 is the sample size.

a. For each sample, identify where a value of zero is located. (Is zero in the middle of the sample or is it an extreme, unrepresentative value for the sample?)

The standard deviation of MD = s/sqrt(10) = 9/sqrt(10) = 2.846

For the first study, the scaled value for 0 = (0 - 4)/2.846 = -1.40548

For the second study, the scaled value for 0 = (0 - 12)/2.846 = -4.216

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1. What are the characteristics of a normal distribution?

2. List some examples of continuous data.

3. What is the name of the distribution that measures the number of occurrences of an event during specified intervals?

4. What would be the characteristics of a binomial distribution?

5. A population consists of ten items, six of which are defective. In a sample of three items, what is the probability that exactly two are defective?

6. A Federal study reported that 7.5 percent of the U.S. workforce has a drug problem. A drug enforcement official for the State of Indiana wished to investigate this statement. In his sample of 20 employed workers:

a. How many would you expect to have a drug problem? What is the standard deviation?

b. What is the likelihood that none of the workers sampled has a drug problem?

c. What is the likelihood at least one has a drug problem?

7. What is "Bias"?

8. What is the Central Limit Theorem? What does it imply?

9. What is sampling error? How is it calculated?

10. What are the three measures of central tendency?

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