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Posted by **lisa** on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 10:25am.

include orange juice with calcium and eggs with omega-3. Kolodinsky, et al. (2008) examined attitudes

toward functional foods for college students. For American students, the results indicated that females

had a more positive attitude toward functional foods and were more likely to purchase them compared to

males. In a similar study, a researcher asked students to rate their general attitude toward functional foods

on a 7-point scale (higher score is more positive). The results are as follows:

Females Male

n = 8 n = 12

M = 4.69 M = 4.43

SS = 1.60 SS = 2.72

a. Do the data indicate a significant difference in attitude for males and females? Use a two-tailed

test with = .05.

b. Compute r2, the amount of variance accounted for by the gender difference, to measure effect size.

c. Write a sentence demonstrating how the results of the hypothesis test and the measure of effect size

would appear in a research report.

18. Numerous studies have found that males report higher self-esteem than females, especially for adolescents (Kling, Hyde, Showers, & Buswell, 1999). Typical results show a mean self-esteem score of M = 39.0 with SS = 60.2 for a sample of n =10 male adolescents and a mean of M =35.4 with SS= 69.4 for a sample of n =10 female adolescents.

a. Do the results indicate that self-esteem is significantly higher for males? Use a one-tailed test with = .01.

b. Use the data to make a 95% confidence interval estimate of the mean difference in self-esteem

between male and female adolescents.

c. Write a sentence demonstrating how the results from the hypothesis test and the confidence interval

would appear in a research report.

20. When people learn a new task, their performanceusually improves when they are tested the next day,

but only if they get at least 6 hours of sleep (Stickgold, Whidbee, Schirmer, Patel, & Hobson, 2000). The

following data demonstrate this phenomenon. The participants learned a visual discrimination task on one

day, and then were tested on the task the following day. Half of the participants were allowed to have at

least 6 hours of sleep and the other half were kept awake all night. Is there a significant difference

between the two conditions? Use a two-tailed test with =.05.

Performance Scores

6 Hours of Sleep No Sleep

n =14 n =14

M =72 M =65

SS =932 SS =706

22. Downs and Abwender (2002) evaluated soccer players and swimmers to determine whether the routine blows to the head experienced by soccer players produced long-term neurological deficits. In the study,

neurological tests were administered to mature soccer players and swimmers and the results indicated

significant differences. In a similar study, a researcher obtained the following data.

Swimmers Soccer players

10 7

8 4

7 9

9 3

13 7

7

6

12

a. Are the neurological test scores significantly lower for the soccer players than for the swimmers in the

control group? Use a one-tailed test with= .05.

b. Compute the value of r2 (percentage of variance accounted for) for these data.

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