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Unformatted text preview: el, what should the researcher conclude, assuming that we know that the general populaIon has the following populaIon parameters: μ = 8, σ = 1 ?   1. Restate the quesIon as a research hypothesis and a null hypothesis about the populaIon ▪  Popula4on 1: People in the polluted region ▪  Popula4on 2: People in general   Research hypothesis: The amount of sleep reported by people in the polluted region will differ than the amount of sleep reported by people in general.   Null hypothesis: There will be no difference in the amount of sleep between people in the polluted region and people in general. 12 9/19/13   2. Determine the characterisIcs of the comparison distribuIon   Comparison distribu4on   Normal distribuIon   Sleep amount in general   Assume μ = 8, σ = 1   3. Determine the cutoff sample score on the comparison distribuIon at which the null hypothesis should be rejected (p < .05)   3. Determine the cutoff sample score on the comparison distribuIon at which the null hypothesis should be rejected (p < .05) 13 9/19/13   For 5% probability (boNom 2.5% and top 2.5% of comparison distribu4on), needed is below –1.96 or above +1.96   4. Determine your sample’s score on the comparison distribuIon (μ = 8, σ = 1)   Z = (X – μ)/SD = (10.2 – 8)/1 = 2.2   5. Decide whether to reject the null hypothesis   Z score = 2.2 > criIcal value of +1.96   So we can reject the null hypothesis ▪  Our results support the research hypothesis   Z score of 2.2 > criIcal value of +1.96 14 9/19/13   4. Determine your sample’s score on the comparison distribuIon (μ = 8, σ = 1)   Z = (X – μ)/SD = (10.2 – 8)/1 = 2.2 ▪  We have...
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