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The owner of a new puppy wants to "house train" her pet. She reads a study where a researcher selected 15 puppies for training. Three training...

1. The owner of a new puppy wants to "house train" her pet. She reads a study where a

   researcher selected 15 puppies for training. Three training methods were used. Reinforcement

   with doggy treats (pleasure), spanking with newspaper (pain) and a combination of the two

   (combination). The study indicated that 10 of the puppies responded best to pleasure, 2

   responded best to pain, and 3 responded best by combination. The researcher concludes that

   reinforcement by pleasure is, ingeneral, the best method for house training puppies. Set the

   problem up in formal statistical terms and determine whether or not the researcher is correct.


   Ho :  _______________________________________________________________

   H1 :  _______________________________________________________________

   Statistical test (be specific) :   ____________________________________________

   Significance level: .01

   Degrees of Freedom:  __________________________________________________

   Table Value: _________________________________________________________

   Calculated χ2   value = 

   Decision:  __________________________________________________________

   Describe the results of the study:


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We perform a test for homogeneity of the proportions. The hypothesis to be tested H o :  P 1 =P 2 =P 3 H 1 :  At least one... View the full answer

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