Week12DiscussionsSummer2023.docx
DSRT 734 M51
INFERENTIAL STATISTICS FOR DECISION MAKING
Week12 Discussions and Questions
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Chapter13 topics Discussions and questions:
1. Explain the following terms
a) Factorial designs
b) Factor
c) Cell
d) Main Effect
e) Interaction
2. An
F value of 2.75 was obtained when an interaction mean square was divided by an error mean square. The degrees of freedom were 6 and 18. If = .05, is the null hypothesis for this interaction mean square (Ho: Interaction is significant)? Explain your answer.
3. Numbers in the cell in the following table are the means based on 8 scores for each cell.
A 

Al 
A2 
A3 

B1 
10 
20 
30 

B 
B2 
40 
50 
60 
B3 
50 
30 
10 
Is the main effect of A appears to be significant? Explain your answer.
4. List the assumptions required for a factorial design ANOVA and explain each one.
5. To test some effects of layout design, participants spent the first part of an experiment reading the instructions on how to assemble a structure. The dependent variable was the number of minutes the participants spent reading the instructions before starting the assembly. The instructions were printed in small or large type with high contrast or low contrast.
Contrast 

Low 
High 

Small 
3 
9 

0 
8 

Type Size 
2 
7 

Large 
10 
11 

9 
10 

8 
8 
Construct an ANOVA summary table of results and state your conclusions about the effects of contrast and type size on reading time. Begin by listing the dependent and independent variables in this study.