The recovery time (in days) is measured for 10 patients taking a new drug and for 10 different patients taking a placebo. We wish to test the hypothesis that the mean recovery time for patients taking the drug is less than for those taking placebo. The data are:
With drug: 15,10,13,7,9,8,21,9,14,8
A. Perform a hypothesis testing under an assumption of normality and equal population variances.
Interpretation: We lack the evidence to reject the null hypothesis with p-value at 0.3002, hence the true difference in mean recovery time for patients taking drug is either equal to or greater than those taking placebo.
B. Perform a hypothesis testing under an assumption of normality and unequal population variances.
Codes: (Using the defined data above)
Interpretation: Still, we lack the evidence to reject the null hypothesis at p = 0.3006, and so the true difference in mean recovery time for patients taking the drug is either equal to or greater than those taking a placebo.
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