## Assignment: Errors and Significance

Assignment: Errors and Significance
Assignment: Errors and Significance
Criterion: Differentiate between Type 1 and Type 2 error.
Data: It is an established fact that in the general population, men weigh more on average than women. In a study, you randomly sample 100 men and 100 women, you record each participants weight, and you find that there is no significant difference in weight based on gender.
Given that a difference really does exist in the population, what type of error is this (Type 1 or Type 2)? Explain your answer.
Problem Set 3.7: Errors and Significance: Type 1 and Type 2 Error
Criterion: Differentiate between Type 1 and Type 2 error.
Data: In general, men and women do not differ on IQ. However, as part of your study, you found that women scored significantly higher than men on IQ.
Given that you found a difference in your study where none exists in the general population, identify the error (Type 1 or Type 2) and explain your answer.
Criterion: Differentiate between Type 1 and Type 2 error.
Data: It is an established fact that in the general population, men weigh more on average than women. In a study, you randomly sample 100 men and 100 women, you record each participants weight, and you find that there is no significant difference in weight based on gender.
Given that a difference really does exist in the population, what type of error is this (Type 1 or Type 2)? Explain your answer.
Problem Set 3.7: Errors and Significance: Type 1 and Type 2 Error
Criterion: Differentiate between Type 1 and Type 2 error.
Data: In general, men and women do not differ on IQ. However, as part of your study, you found that women scored significantly higher than men on IQ.