HCS 445 Statistics for Health Sciences
Discussion 1 – Choose the Analysis
A researcher wishes to study the
effect of a new drug on blood pressure. Would you recommend using a
z-test, a t-test, or an A.N.O.V.A. for the analysis? Explain your answer.
What would your choice of test depend on? For the test you select,
explain your design and your comparison groups. Would the hypothesis be
directional or non-directional? Would the test be one-tailed or
two-tailed? What would be the null and what would be the alternative
Would you recommend using a z-test, a t-test, or an A.N.O.V.A. for the analysis?
The main reason for conducting any experiment is to come up with crucial effect between the stimuli on test. To study the effect of a new drug on blood pressure, I would recommend the researchers to use A.N.O.V.A because the test detects all other diseases which might cause any effect to the body. Therefore, using this test would be the best one because it deals with identifying different diseases in th…