Answer to Question #2708 in Statistics and Probability for Heather Brown
A researcher is interested in comparing the effectiveness of three different kinds of therapy for anger problems. Eight participants are randomly assigned to three treatment conditions: Cognitive Therapy (CT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Interpersonal Therapy (IT). All participants complete the weekly treatment for 8 weeks. Participants take an anger test before and after the 8-week treatments. Each participant’s difference score (= anger score after the treatment minus (–) anger score before the treatment) is shown in the following table. The three therapists in this experiment have equal educational levels and clinical experiences.
CT CBT IT
3 5 7
4 4 8
4 6 9
4 6 10
3 5 6
8 4 7
6 9 11
2 7 10
a. What statistical test should be used to analyze the data?
b. Identify H0 and Ha for this study.
c. Conduct the appropriate analysis.
d. Should H0 be rejected? What should the researcher conclude?
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