Basic Statistics: Tales of Distributions 10th Edition

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ISBN 10: 0-49580-891-1
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Chapter 15 - More Nonparametric Tests - Problems: 15.6


With a small sample size of 3 cars of type H and 3 cars of type T, there is no possible outcome that could result in a rejection of the null hypothesis. The sample sizes too small, and there is not a table entry of a critical value for N1=3 and N2=3. In order to conduct this experiment about a quiet ride in 2 types of automobiles, you must increase the sample size.

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An alternative is to increase the level of significance from .01 to .10, but from the friend's comments, this does not sound like a viable alternative.
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