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# Taking Care of Sick Parents.

Taking Care of Sick Parents. Princeton Survey Research Associates of Princeton, New Jersey (1998) conducted an extensive series of surveys designed to assess American values about taking care of each other. One of the questions asked of the respondents in one of these surveys was:

Who should be responsible for taking care of parents if they become sick or disabled?

The respondents were also asked to self-classify themselves as Conservative, Moderate, or Liberal. The tables below are the observed frequency, expected frequency, and the cell contribution.

Table 1: Observed values

Numbers Who Gave This

Response

Question Response Conservatives Moderates Liberals

People should feel

entirely responsible 346 272 146

People should expect help

from the government 339 409 221

It depends 60 61 28

Don't know/refused to answer 8 15 0

Table 2: Expected  values

Numbers Who Gave This

Response

Question Response Conservatives Moderates  Liberals Total

People should feel entirely

responsible 308.68 20.962 783

People should expect help

from the government 290.08 197.51 13.413 501

It depends 127.96 5.9165 221

Don't know/refused to answer 231.6 157.69 10.709 400

Total 1103 751 51 1905

Table 3: Cell contributions

Question Response

Conservatives Moderates Liberals

People should feel entirely

responsible 25.423 32.605

People should expect help

from the government 1.1269 2.7944 2.1842

It depends 2.5434 8.4444 13.946

Don't know/refused to answer 59.287 10.709

a). Fill in the empty cells in Table 2 for the expected values.

b). Fill in the empty cells in Table 3 for the contribution of each cell to the chi-square

( (observed- expected)^2/expected ).

c), Perform an appropriate test of hypothesis to determine if there is a relationship between political ideology and viewpoint towards taking care of parents if they become sick or disabled?  Use α = .025. Clearly identify the hypothesis you are testing, report the test statistic and state your conclusion.

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