As part of a long-term study of individuals 65 years of age or older, sociologists and physicians at the Wentworth Medical Center in upstate New York investigated the relationship between geographic location and depression. A sample of 60 individuals, all in reasonably good health, was selected; 20 individuals were residents of Florida, 20 were residents of New York, and 20 were residents of North Carolina. Each of the individuals sampled was given a standardized test to measure depression. The data collected follow; higher test scores indicate higher levels of depression. These data are contained in the file Medical1.
A second part of the study considered the relationship between geographic location and depression for individuals 65 years of age or older who had a chronic health condition such as arthritis, hypertension, and/or heart ailment. A sample of 60 individuals with such conditions was identified. Again, 20 were residents of Florida, 20 were residents of New York, and 20 were residents of North Carolina. The levels of depression recorded for this study follow. These data are contained in the file Medical2.
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Post by classmate 1
I chose to do the case study 1 which centered around a Medical center. The purpose involved us collecting data from those who have depression. Here are how the results went:
2. From what we see from our calculations, the means are equal to the same thing. By this, it means a Null Hypothesis.
After all the results, I can confirm that sometimes the location has a real impact on the depression level reported on healthy individuals. But… at the same time, we noticed that the location will not have any impact on the depression level on individuals with an already present chronic illness.
Reference: David R. Anderson, Dennis J. Sweeney, Thomas A. Williams, Jeffrey D. Camm, James J. Cochran Modern Business Statistics with Microsoft Excel 7th Edition
Post by classmate 2