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A elaborationer is exploring destructions betwixt men and women on ‘compute of unanalogous recreational drugs used.’ The elaborationer collects affairs on a scantling of 50 men and 50 women betwixt the ages of 18-25. Each participant is asked ‘how manifold unanalogous recreational drugs enjoy you seasoned in your insistence?’ The IV is gender (male/female) and the DV is ‘compute of reverberationed drugs.’
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REFERENCE
CHAPTER 13
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Explain how elaborationers use hearsay statistics to evaluate scantling affairs.
Distinguish betwixt the ineffectual supposition and the elaboration supposition.
Discuss verisimilitude in statistical corollary, including the purport of statistical recognition.
Describe the t examination and elucidate the destruction betwixt one-tailed and two-tailed examinations.
Describe the F examination, including disconnected antagonism and blbeneath antagonism.
Describe what a belief period informs you encircling your affairs.
Distinguish betwixt Character I and Character II blunders.
Discuss the affairors that bias the verisimilitude of a Character II blunder.
Discuss the discusss a elaborationer may conquer nonweighty consequences.
Define government of a statistical examination.
Describe the criteria for chosening an misapply statistical examination.
Page 267IN THE PREVIOUS CHAPTER, WE EXAMINED WAYS OF DESCRIBING THE RESULTS OF A STUDY USING DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS AND A VARIETY OF GRAPHING TECHNIQUES. In conjunction to illustrative statistics, elaborationers use hearsay statistics to inhale elapsed open quittances encircling their affairs. In defective, hearsay statistics tolerate elaborationers to (a) assess impartial how bold they are that their consequences contemplate what is gentleman in the ampler population and (b) assess the manifestatlon that their perceiveings would calm?} appear if their investigate was abundant aggravate and aggravate. In this article, we investigate rules for doing so.
SAMPLES AND POPULATIONS
Inferential statistics are requisite consequently the consequences of a conceden investigate are fixed singly on affairs conquered from a one scantling of elaboration participants. Researchers rarely, if constantly, investigate undiminished populations; their perceiveings are fixed on scantling affairs. In conjunction to describing the scantling affairs, we scantiness to frame recitements encircling populations. Would the consequences cling up if the examination were influenceed abundantly, each span delay a new scantling?
In the proportionately examination forcible in Article 12 (see Ttalented 12.1), medium invasion beaks were conquered in intention and no-intention stipulations. These mediums are unanalogous: Consequence who respect an distasteful intention rearwards beenjoy elapsed distastefully than consequence who do not see the intention. Hearsay statistics are used to recite whether the consequences correspondentity what would befall if we were to influence the examination anew and anew delay multiple scantlings. In entity, we are discovery whether we can hesitate that the destruction in the scantling mediums pompn in Ttalented 12.1 contemplates a gentleman destruction in the population mediums.
Recall our argument of this consequence in Article 7 on the theme of review affairs. A scantling of mob in your recite command inform you that 57% further the Democratic petitioner for an function and that 43% gift the Republican petitioner. The reverberation then says that these consequences are deemate to delayin 3 percentage summits, delay a 95% belief correspondentize. This mediums that the elaborationers are very (95%) bold that, if they were talented to investigate the undiminished population rather than a scantling, the objective percentage who furtherred the Democratic petitioner would be betwixt 60% and 54% and the percentage furtherring the Republican would be betwixt 46% and 40%. In this plight, the elaborationer could foreshadow delay a huge trade of demonstrableness that the Democratic petitioner conciliate win consequently tclose is no aggravatelap in the incomplete population computes. Note, so-far, that equefficient when we are very (in this plight, 95%) unmistakable, we calm?} enjoy a 5% accident of life injustice.
Inferential statistics tolerate us to after-to at such quittances on the cause of scantling affairs. In our investigate delay the intention and no-intention stipulations, are we bold that the mediums are sufficiently unanalogous to hesitate that the destruction would be conquered in an undiminished population?
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INFERENTIAL STATISTICS
Much of the earlier argument of examinational intention centered on the moment of ensuring that the assemblys are equiponderant in constantlyy way bar the refractory varitalented fabrication. Equivalence of assemblys is achieved by examinationally jurisdictionful all other shiftings or by strayization. The selfreliance is that if the assemblys are equiponderant, any destructions in the leaning varitalented must be due to the pi of the refractory shifting.
This selfreliance is usually sufficient. However, it is so gentleman that the destruction betwixt any two assemblys conciliate plugly nconstantly be button. In other opinion, tclose conciliate be some destruction in the scantling mediums, equefficient when all of the elements of examinational intention are rigorously followed. This befalls consequently we are tradeing delay scantlings, rather than populations. Stray or accident blbeneath conciliate be lawful for some destruction in the mediums, equefficient if the refractory varitalented had no pi on the leaning shifting.
Therefore, the destruction in the scantling mediums does pomp any gentleman destruction in the population mediums (i.e., the pi of the refractory shifting) plus any stray blunder. Hearsay statistics tolerate elaborationers to frame corollarys encircling the gentleman destruction in the population on the cause of the scantling affairs. Specifically, hearsay statistics concede the verisimilitude that the destruction betwixt mediums contemplates stray blbeneath rather than a insistent destruction.
NULL AND RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
Statistical corollary initiates delay a recitement of the ineffectual supposition and a elaboration (or resource) supposition. The ineffectual supposition is singly that the population mediums are correspondent—the respectd destruction is due to stray blunder. The elaboration supposition is that the population mediums are, in affair, not correspondent. The ineffectual supposition recites that the refractory varitalented had no pi; the elaboration supposition recites that the refractory varitalented did enjoy an pi. In the invasion intentioning examination, the ineffectual and elaboration hypotheses are:
H0 (ineffectual supposition): The population medium of the no-intention assembly is correspondent to the population medium of the intention assembly.
H1 (elaboration supposition): The population medium of the no-intention assembly is not correspondent to the population medium of the intention assembly.
The logic of the ineffectual supposition is this: If we can recite that the ineffectual supposition is inexact, then we demonstrate the elaboration supposition as set-right. Retort of the elaboration supposition mediums that the refractory varitalented had an pi on the leaning shifting.
The ineffectual supposition is used consequently it is a very scrupulous recitement—the population mediums are convincedly correspondent. This encourages us to comprehend scrupulously the Page 269verisimilitude of conquering our consequences if the ineffectual supposition is set-right. Such exactness is not usagefficient delay the elaboration supposition, so we hesitate that the elaboration supposition is set-right singly by throw-bying the ineffectual supposition. We throw-by the ineffectual supposition when we perceive a very low verisimilitude that the conquered consequences could be due to stray blunder. This is what is mediumt by statistical recognition: A weighty consequence is one that has a very low verisimilitude of appearring if the population mediums are correspondent. Elapsed singly, recognition denotes that tclose is a low verisimilitude that the destruction betwixt the conquered scantling mediums was due to stray blunder. Significance, then, is a stuff of verisimilitude.
PROBABILITY AND SAMPLING DISTRIBUTIONS
Probforce is the manifestatlon of the appearrence of some equablet or expressionination. We all use probabilities constantly in constantlyyday insistence. For children, if you say that tclose is a noble verisimilitude that you conciliate get an A in this succession, you medium that this expressionination is slight to appear. Your verisimilitude recitement is fixed on biased notification, such as your grades on examinations. The region forecaster says tclose is a 10% accident of rain today; this mediums that the manifestatlon of rain is very low. A gambler gauges the verisimilitude that a feature barb conciliate win a family on the cause of the elapsed registers of that barb.
Probforce in statistical corollary is used in greatly the resembling way. We scantiness to artfulnessate the verisimilitude that an equablet (in this plight, a destruction betwixt mediums in the scantling) conciliate appear if tclose is no destruction in the population. The topic is: What is the verisimilitude of conquering this consequence if singly stray blbeneath is unreserved? If this verisimilitude is very low, we throw-by the possibility that singly stray or accident blbeneath is lawful for the conquered destruction in mediums.
Probability: The Plight of ESP
The use of verisimilitude in statistical corollary can be silent spontaneously from a unartificial children. Suppose that a companion claims to enjoy ESP (extrasensory discernment) force. You flow to examination your companion delay a set of five cards commsingly used in ESP elaboration; a unanalogous reputation is presented on each card. In the ESP examination, you seem at each card and authority encircling the reputation, and your companion informs you which reputation you are authoritying encircling. In your objective examination, you enjoy 10 tribulations; each of the five cards is presented two spans in a stray command. Your shorton is to comprehend whether your companion's answers contemplate stray blbeneath (guessing) or whether they destill n ess that celebrity elapsed than stray blbeneath is appearring. The ineffectual supposition in your investigate is that singly stray blbeneath is unreserved. In this plight, the elaboration supposition is that the compute of set-right answers pomps elapsed than stray or accident guessing. (Note, so-far, that demonstrateing the elaboration supposition could medium that your companion has ESP force, but it could so medium that the cards were remarkable, that you had somehow cued your companion when authoritying encircling the reputations, and so on.)
Page 270You can abundantly recite the compute of set-right answers to foresee if the ineffectual supposition is set-right. Impartial by guessing, 1 out of 5 answers (20%) should be set-right. On 10 tribulations, 2 set-right answers are foreseeed beneath the ineffectual supposition. If, in the objective examination, elapsed (or short) than 2 set-right answers are conquered, would you complete that the conquered affairs contemplate stray blbeneath or celebrity elapsed than reasonable stray guessing?
Suppose that your companion gets 3 set-right. Then you would probably complete that singly guessing is implicated, consequently you would demonstrate that tclose is a noble verisimilitude that tclose would be 3 set-right answers equefficient though singly 2 set-right are foreseeed beneath the ineffectual supposition. You foresee that convincedly 2 answers in 10 tribulations would be set-right in the desire run, if you influenceed this examination delay this stuff aggravate and aggravate anew. However, slight irregularitys far from the foreseeed 2 are noblely slight in a scantling of 10 tribulations.
Suppose, though, that your companion gets 7 set-right. You command complete that the consequences destill n ess elapsed than stray blbeneath in this one scantling of 10 observations. This quittance would be fixed on your spontaneous estimation that an expressionination of 70% set-right when singly 20% is foreseeed is very incredible. At this summit, you would flow to throw-by the ineffectual supposition and recite that the consequence is weighty. A weighty consequence is one that is very unslight if the ineffectual supposition is set-right.
A key topic then becomes: How unslight does a consequence enjoy to be antecedently we flow it is weighty? A firmness government is recited anterior to collecting the affairs. The verisimilitude claimd for recognition is named the alpha correspondentize. The most dishonorefficient alpha correspondentize verisimilitude used is .05. The expressionination of the investigate is deemed weighty when tclose is a .05 or short verisimilitude of conquering the consequences; that is, tclose are singly 5 accidents out of 100 that the consequences were due to stray blbeneath in one scantling from the population. If it is very unslight that stray blbeneath is lawful for the conquered consequences, the ineffectual supposition is throw-byed.
Sampling Distributions
You may enjoy been talented to authority spontaneously that conquering 7 set-right on the 10 tribulations is very incredible. Fortunately, we do not enjoy to lean on apprehension to recite the probabilities of unanalogous expressioninations. Ttalented 13.1 pomps the verisimilitude of objectively conquering each of the usagefficient expressioninations in the ESP examination delay 10 tribulations and a ineffectual supposition foreseeation of 20% set-right. An expressionination of 2 set-right answers has the nobleest verisimilitude of appearrence. Also, as apprehension would insinuate, an expressionination of 3 set-right is noblely mitigated, but an expressionination of 7 set-right is noblely incredible.
The probabilities pompn in Ttalented 13.1 were acquired from a verisimilitude classification named the binomial classification; all statistical recognition firmnesss are fixed on verisimilitude classifications such as this one. Such classifications are named sampling classifications. The sampling classification is fixed on the selfreliance that the ineffectual supposition is gentleman; in the ESP children, the ineffectual supposition is that the idiosyncratic is singly guessing and should closeafter get 20% set-right. Such a classification claims that if you were to influence the investigate delay the resembling compute of observations aggravate and aggravate anew, the most abundant perceiveing would be 20%. However, consequently of the stray blbeneath usagefficient in each scantling, tclose is a convinced verisimilitude associated delay other expressioninations. Outcomes that are plug to the foreseeed ineffectual supposition compute of 20% are very slight. However, expressioninations farther from the foreseeed consequence are short and short slight if the ineffectual supposition is set-right. When your conquered consequences are noblely unslight if you are, in affair, sampling from the classification limited by the ineffectual supposition, you complete that the ineffectual supposition is inexact. Instead of remoordeal that your scantling consequences contemplate a stray irregularity from the desire-run foreseeation of 20%, you flow that the ineffectual supposition is inexact. That is, you complete that you enjoy not scantlingd from the sampling classification limited by the ineffectual supposition. Instead, in the plight of the ESP children, you flow that your affairs are from a unanalogous sampling classification in which, if you were to examination the idiosyncratic abundantly, most of the expressioninations would be close your conquered consequence of 7 set-right answers.
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TABLE 13.1 Exact verisimilitude of each usagefficient expressionination of the ESP examination delay 10 tribulations
All statistical examinations lean on sampling classifications to recite the verisimilitude that the consequences are harmonious delay the ineffectual supposition. When the conquered affairs are very unslight according to ineffectual supposition foreseeations (usually a .05 verisimilitude or short), the elaborationer flows to throw-by the ineffectual supposition and closeafter to demonstrate the elaboration supposition.
Sample Size
The ESP children so illustrates the collision of scantling bulk—the entirety compute of observations—on determinations of statistical recognition. Suppose you had examinationed your companion on 100 tribulations instead of 10 and had respectd 30 set-right answers. Impartial as you had foreseeed 2 set-right answers in 10 tribulations, you would now foresee 20 of 100 answers to be set-right. However, 30 out of 100 has a greatly Page 272inferior manifestatlon of appearrence than 3 out of 10. This is consequently, delay elapsed observations scantlingd, you are elapsed slight to conquer an deemate regard of the gentleman population compute. Thus, as the bulk of your scantling avowions, you are elapsed bold that your expressionination is objectively unanalogous from the ineffectual supposition foreseeation.
EXAMPLE: THE t AND F TESTS
Different statistical examinations tolerate us to use verisimilitude to flow whether to throw-by the ineffectual supposition. In this exception, we conciliate investigate the t examination and the F examination. The t examination is commsingly used to investigate whether two assemblys are weightyly unanalogous from each other. In the proportionately examination on the pi of a intention on invasion, a t examination is misapply consequently we are discovery whether the medium of the no-intention assembly be-unlikes from the medium of the intention assembly. The F examination is a elapsed open statistical examination that can be used to ask whether tclose is a destruction unarranged three or elapsed assemblys or to evaluate the consequences of affairorial intentions (discussed in Article 10).
To use a statistical examination, you must principal artfulnessate the ineffectual supposition and the elaboration supposition that you are evaluating. The ineffectual and elaboration hypotheses for the intentioning examination were forcible earlierly. You must so artfulnessate the recognition correspondentize that you conciliate use to flow whether to throw-by the ineffectual supposition; this is the alpha correspondentize. As famed, elaborationers openly use a recognition correspondentize of .05.
t Test
The sampling classification of all usagefficient computes of t is pompn in Figure 13.1. (This feature classification is for the scantling bulk we used in the proportionately examination on intentioning and invasion; the scantling bulk was 20 delay 10 participants in each assembly.) This sampling classification has a medium of 0 and a trutination irregularity of 1. It contemplates all the usagefficient expressioninations we could foresee if we concurrent the mediums of two assemblys and the ineffectual supposition is set-right.
To use this classification to evaluate our affairs, we scarcity to count a compute of t from the conquered affairs and evaluate the conquered t in provisions of the sampling classification of t that is fixed on the ineffectual supposition. If the conquered t has a low verisimilitude of appearrence (.05 or short), then the ineffectual supposition is throw-byed.
The t compute is a appurtenancy of two aspects of the affairs, the destruction betwixt the assembly mediums and the variforce delayin assemblys. The appurtenancy may be forcible as follows:
The assembly destruction is singly the destruction betwixt your conquered mediums; beneath the ineffectual supposition, you foresee this destruction to be button. The compute of t avowions as the destruction betwixt your conquered scantling mediums avowions. Still n ess that the sampling classification of t claims that tclose is no destruction in the population mediums; thus, the foreseeed compute of t beneath the ineffectual supposition is button. The delayin-assembly variforce is the completionity of variforce of beaks encircling the medium. The denominator of the t formula is essentially an indicator of the completionity of stray blbeneath in your scantling. Recall from Article 12 that s, the trutination irregularity, and s2, the antagonism, are indicators of how greatly beaks sway from the assembly medium.
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FIGURE 13.1
Sampling classifications of t computes delay 18 degrees of insubservience
A firm children of a balance of a t examination should acceleration release these concepts. The formula for the t examination for two assemblys delay correspondent computes of participants in each assembly is:
Page 274The numerator of the formula is singly the destruction betwixt the mediums of the two assemblys. In the denominator, we principal disunite the antagonism ( and ) of each assembly by the compute of stuffs in that assembly (n1 and n2) and add these simultaneously. We then perceive the clear origin of the consequence; this turns the compute from a cleard beak (the antagonism) to a trutination irregularity. Finally, we count our conquered t compute by dividing the medium destruction by this trutination irregularity. When the formula is applied to the affairs in Ttalented 12.1, we perceive:
Thus, the t compute countd from the affairs is 4.02. Is this a weighty consequence? A computer program analyzing the consequences would straightway inform you the verisimilitude of conquering a t compute of this bulk delay a entirety scantling bulk of 20. Extraneously such a program, tclose are Internet instrument to perceive a ttalented of “crucial computes” of t (http://www.statisticsmentor.com/category/statstables/) or to count the verisimilitude for you (http://vassarstats.net/tabs.html). Antecedently going any farther, you should comprehend that the conquered consequence is weighty. Using a recognition correspondentize of .05, the crucial compute from the sampling classification of t is 2.101. Any t compute hugeer than or correspondent to 2.101 has a .05 or short verisimilitude of appearring beneath the selfreliances of the ineffectual supposition. Consequently our conquered compute is ampler than the crucial compute, we can throw-by the ineffectual supposition and complete that the destruction in mediums conquered in the scantling contemplates a gentleman destruction in the population.
Degrees of Freedom
You are probably wondering how the crucial compute was disjoinedd from the deemation. To use the deemation, you must principal recite the degrees of insubservience for the examination (the expression degrees of insubservience is abbreviated as df). When comparing two mediums, you claim that the degrees of insubservience are correspondent to n1 + n2 − 2, or the entirety compute of participants in the assemblys minus the compute of assemblys. In our examination, the degrees of insubservience would be 10 + 10 − 2 = 18. The degrees of insubservience are the compute of beaks liberal to variegate unintermittently the mediums are comprehendn. For children, if the medium of a assembly is 6.0 and tclose are five beaks in the assembly, tclose are 4 degrees of insubservience; unintermittently you enjoy any foul-mouthed beaks, the fifth beak is comprehendn consequently the medium must cling 6.0.
One-Tailed Versus Two-Tailed Tests
In the deemation, you must misspend a crucial t for the footing in which your elaboration supposition either (1) limited a superscription of destruction betwixt the Page 275groups (e.g., assembly 1 conciliate be hugeer than assembly 2) or (2) did not artfulnessate a foreshadowed superscription of destruction (e.g., assembly 1 conciliate be-unapprove from assembly 2). Slightly unanalogous crucial computes of t are used in the two footings: The principal footing is named a one-tailed examination, and the succor footing is named a two-tailed examination.
The consequence can be visualized by seeming at the sampling classification of t computes for 18 degrees of insubservience, as pompn in Figure 13.1. As you can see, a compute of 0.00 is foreseeed most constantly. Values hugeer than or short than button are short slight to appear. The principal classification pomps the logic of a two-tailed examination. We used the compute of 2.101 for the crucial compute of t delay a .05 recognition correspondentize consequently a superscription of destruction was not foreshadowed. This crucial compute is the summit past which 2.5% of the express computes and 2.5% of the privative computes of t lie (hence, a entirety verisimilitude of .05 fully from the two “tails” of the sampling classification). The succor classification illustrates a one-tailed examination. If a superscriptional destruction had been foreshadowed, the crucial compute would enjoy been 1.734. This is the compute past which 5% of the computes lie in singly one “tail” of the classification. Whether to artfulnessate a one-tailed or two-tailed examination conciliate be on whether you originally intentioned your investigate to examination a superscriptional supposition.
F Test
The decomposition of antagonism, or F examination, is an production of the t examination. The decomposition of antagonism is a elapsed open statistical proceeding than the t examination. When a investigate has singly one refractory varitalented delay two assemblys, F and t are virtually identical—the compute of F correspondents t2 in this footing. However, decomposition of antagonism is so used when tclose are elapsed than two correspondentizes of an refractory varitalented and when a affairorial intention delay two or elapsed refractory shiftings has been used. Thus, the F examination is misapply for the unartificialst examinational intention, as courteous-behaved-behaved as for the elapsed compound intentions discussed in Article 10. The t examination was presented principal consequently the formula tolerates us to inform abundantly the kindred of the assembly destruction and the delayin-assembly variforce to the expressionination of the statistical examination. However, in usage, decomposition of antagonism is the elapsed dishonorefficient proceeding. The balances requisite to influence an F examination are supposing in Appendix C.
The F statistic is a appurtenancy of two characters of antagonism: disconnected antagonism and blbeneath antagonism (hereafter the expression decomposition of antagonism). Disconnected antagonism is the irregularity of the assembly mediums from the ample medium, or the medium beak of all men-folks in all assemblys. Disconnected antagonism is slight when the destruction betwixt assembly mediums is slight and avowions as the assembly medium destructions avowion. Blbeneath antagonism is the irregularity of the biased beaks in each assembly from their relative assembly mediums. Provisions that you may see in elaboration instead of disconnected and blbeneath antagonism are betwixt-assembly antagonism and delayin-assembly antagonism. Disconnected antagonism is the variforce of beaks betwixt assemblys, and blbeneath antagonism is the variforce of beaks delayin assemblys. The ampler the F appurtenancy is, the elapsed slight it is that the consequences are weighty.
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Calculating Pi Size
The concept of pi bulk was discussed in Article 12. After determining that tclose was a statistically weighty pi of the refractory shifting, elaborationers conciliate scantiness to comprehend the concretion of the pi. Therefore, we scantiness to count an regard of pi bulk. For a t examination, the balance is
wclose df is the degrees of insubservience. Thus, using the conquered compute of t, 4.02, and 18 degrees of insubservience, we perceive:
This compute is a character of interrelation coefficient that can order from 0.00 to 1.00; as mentioned in Article 12, .69 is deemed a ample pi bulk. For conjunctional notification on pi bulk balance, see Rosenthal (1991). The resembling eminence betwixt r and r2 that was made in Article 12 applies close as courteous-behaved.
Another pi bulk regard used when comparing two mediums is named Cohen's d. Cohen's d expresses pi bulk in provisions of trutination irregularity units. A d compute of 1.0 informs you that the mediums are 1 trutination irregularity apart; a d of .2 denotes that the mediums are disjoined by .2 trutination irregularity.
You can count the compute of Cohen's d using the mediums (M) and trutination irregularitys (SD) of the two assemblys:
Note that the formula uses M and SD instead of and s. These abbreviations are used in APA fashion (see Appendix A).
The compute of d is ampler than the identical compute of r, but it is comforteffectual to turn d to a compute of r. Twain statistics contribute notification on the bulk of the kindred betwixt the shiftings premeditated. You command still n ess that twain pi bulk regards enjoy a compute of 0.00 when tclose is no kindred. The compute of r has a apex compute of 1.00, but d has no apex compute.
Confidence Intervals and Statistical Significance
Confidence periods were forcible in Article 7. After conquering a scantling compute, we can count a belief period. An period of computes defines the most slight order of objective population computes. The period has an associated belief period: A 95% belief period denotes that we are 95% unmistakefficient that the population compute lies delayin the order; a 99% period would contribute hugeer demonstrableness but the order of computes would be ampler.
Page 277A belief period can be conquered for each of the mediums in the invasion examination. The 95% belief periods for the two stipulations are:
A bar graph that apprehends a visual depiction of the belief period can be very suited. The mediums from the invasion examination are pompn in Figure 13.2. The retreating bars embody the medium invasion beaks in the two stipulations. The belief period for each assembly is pompn delay a upright I-shaped frequentedion that is termineffectual by the remarkeffectual and inferior limits of the 95% belief period. It is relevant to investigate belief periods to conquer a hugeer beneathstanding of the purport of your conquered affairs. Although the conquered scantling mediums contribute the best regard of the population computes, you are talented to see the slight order of usagefficient computes. The bulk of the period is akin to twain the bulk of the scantling and the belief correspondentize. As the scantling bulk avowions, the belief period narrows. This is consequently scantling mediums conquered delay ampler scantling bulks are elapsed slight to contemplate the population medium. Second, nobleer belief is associated delay a ampler period. If you scantiness to be plugly convinced that the period holds the gentleman population medium (e.g., a 99% belief period), you conciliate scarcity to apprehend elapsed possibilities. Still n ess that the 95% belief periods for the two mediums do not aggravatelap. This should be a elimination to you that the destruction is statistically weighty. Indeed, examining belief periods is an resource way of authoritying encircling statistical recognition. The ineffectual supposition is that the destruction in population mediums is 0.00. However, if you were to take all the mediums in the 95% belief period for the no-intention plight from all the mediums in the intention plight, none of these destructions would apprehend the compute of 0.00. We can be very bold that the ineffectual supposition should be throw-byed.
FIGURE 13.2
Mean invasion beaks from the proportionately intentioning examination including the 95% belief periods
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Statistical Significance: An Overview
The logic beneathlying the use of statistical examinations rests on statistical supposition. Tclose are some open concepts, so-far, that should acceleration you beneathstand what you are doing when you influence a statistical examination. First, the aim of the examination is to tolerate you to frame a firmness encircling whether your conquered consequences are reliable; you scantiness to be bold that you would conquer resembling consequences if you influenceed the investigate aggravate and aggravate anew. Second, the recognition correspondentize (alpha correspondentize) you misspend denotes how bold you endeavor to be when making the firmness. A .05 recognition correspondentize says that you are 95% unmistakefficient of the reliforce of your perceiveings; so-far, tclose is a 5% accident that you could be injustice. Tclose are few convincedties in insistence! Third, you are most slight to conquer weighty consequences when you enjoy a ample scantling bulk consequently ampler scantling bulks contribute ameliorate regards of gentleman population computes. Finally, you are most slight to conquer weighty consequences when the pi bulk is ample, i.e., when destructions betwixt assemblys are ample and variforce of beaks delayin assemblys is slight.
In the clingder of the article, we conciliate open on these consequences. We conciliate investigate the implications of making a firmness encircling whether consequences are weighty, the way to recite a recognition correspondentize, and the way to represent nonweighty consequences. We conciliate then contribute some guidelines for chosening the misapply statistical examination in dissentent elaboration intentions.
TYPE I AND TYPE II ERRORS
The firmness to throw-by the ineffectual supposition is fixed on probabilities rather than on convincedties. That is, the firmness is made delayout frequented comprehendledge of the gentleman recite of affairs in the population. Thus, the firmness command not be set-right; blunders may consequence from the use of hearsay statistics.
A firmness matrix is pompn in Figure 13.3. Notice that tclose are two usagefficient firmnesss: (1) Throw-by the ineffectual supposition or (2) demonstrate the ineffectual supposition. Tclose are so two usagefficient truths encircling the population: (1) The ineffectual supposition is gentleman or (2) the ineffectual supposition is fallacious. In sum, as the firmness matrix pomps, tclose are two kinds of set-right firmnesss and two kinds of blunders.
Correct Decisions
One set-right firmness appears when we throw-by the ineffectual supposition and the elaboration supposition is gentleman in the population. Here, our firmness is that the population mediums are not correspondent, and in affair, this is gentleman in the population. This is the firmness you desire to frame when you initiate your investigate.
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FIGURE 13.3
Decision matrix for Character I and Character II blunders
The other set-right firmness is to demonstrate the ineffectual supposition, and the ineffectual supposition is gentleman in the population: The population mediums are in affair correspondent.
Type I Errors
A Character I blbeneath is made when we throw-by the ineffectual supposition but the ineffectual supposition is objectively gentleman. Our firmness is that the population mediums are not correspondent when they objectively are correspondent. Character I blunders appear when, singly by accident, we conquer a ample compute of t or F. For children, equefficient though a t compute of 4.025 is noblely improbtalented if the population mediums are abidingly correspondent (short than 5 accidents out of 100), this can befall. When we do conquer such a ample t compute by accident, we incertainly flow that the refractory varitalented had an pi.
The verisimilitude of making a Character I blbeneath is recited by the valuable of recognition or alpha correspondentize (alpha may be pompn as the Greek epistle alpha—α). When the recognition correspondentize for deciding whether to throw-by the ineffectual supposition is .05, the verisimilitude of a Character I blbeneath (alpha) is .05. If the ineffectual supposition is throw-byed, tclose are 5 accidents out of 100 that the firmness is injustice. The verisimilitude of making a Character I blbeneath can be radical by either decreasing or increasing the recognition correspondentize. If we use a inferior alpha correspondentize of .01, for children, tclose is short accident of making a Character I blunder. Delay a .01 recognition correspondentize, the ineffectual supposition is throw-byed singly when the verisimilitude of conquering the consequences is .01 or short if the ineffectual supposition is set-right.
Type II Errors
A Character II blbeneath appears when the ineffectual supposition is demonstrateed although in the population the elaboration supposition is gentleman. The population mediums are not correspondent, but the consequences of the examination do not guide to a firmness to throw-by the ineffectual supposition.
Research should be intentioned so that the verisimilitude of a Character II blbeneath (this verisimilitude is named beta, or β) is proportionately low. The verisimilitude of making a Page 280Type II blbeneath is akin to three affairors. The principal is the recognition (alpha) correspondentize. If we set a very low recognition correspondentize to wane the accidents of a Character I blunder, we avowion the accidents of a Character II blunder. In other opinion, if we frame it very enigmatical to throw-by the ineffectual supposition, the verisimilitude of incertainly demonstrateing the ineffectual supposition avowions. The succor affairor is scantling bulk. Gentleman destructions are elapsed slight to be exposeed if the scantling bulk is ample. The third affairor is pi bulk. If the pi bulk is ample, a Character II blbeneath is incredible. However, a slight pi bulk may not be weighty delay a slight scantling.
The Common,ordinary Concitation of Character I and Character II Errors
The firmness matrix used in statistical analyses can be applied to the kinds of firmnesss mob constantly must frame in constantlyyday insistence. For children, deem the firmness made by a juror in a wrong tribulation. As is the plight delay statistics, a firmness must be made on the cause of deposition: Is the accused harmclose or corrupt? However, the firmness rests delay biased jurors and does not necessarily contemplate the gentleman recite of affairs: that the idiosyncratic insistently is harmclose or corrupt.
The juror's firmness matrix is artistic in Figure 13.4. To endure the concurrent to the statistical firmness, claim that the ineffectual supposition is the accused is harmclose (i.e., the saw that a idiosyncratic is harmclose until proven corrupt). Thus, throw-byion of the ineffectual supposition mediums deciding that the accused is corrupt, and demonstrateance of the ineffectual supposition mediums deciding that the accused is harmless. The firmness matrix so pomps that the ineffectual supposition may objectively be gentleman or fallacious. Tclose are two kinds of set-right firmnesss and two kinds of blunders approve those forcible in statistical firmnesss. A Character I blbeneath is perceiveing the accused corrupt when the idiosyncratic insistently is harmless; a Character II blbeneath is perceiveing the accused harmclose when the idiosyncratic objectively is corrupt. In our sociality, Character I blunders by jurors openly are deemed to be elapsed grave than Character II blunders. Thus, antecedently perceiveing someone corrupt, the juror is asked to frame unmistakefficient that the idiosyncratic is corrupt “past a discusstalented doubt” or to deem that “it is ameliorate to enjoy a hundred corrupt idiosyncratics go liberal than to perceive one harmclose idiosyncratic corrupt.”
The firmness that a teacher frames to work or not work on a resigned contributes another regularity of how a firmness matrix works. The matrix is pompn in Figure 13.5. Here, the ineffectual supposition is that no action is requisite. The firmness is whether to throw-by the ineffectual supposition and achieve the action or to demonstrate the ineffectual supposition and not achieve surgery. In insistentity, the surgeon is faced delay two possibilities: Either the surgery is unrequisite (the ineffectual supposition is gentleman) or the resigned conciliate die delayout the action (a ceremonious plight of the ineffectual supposition life fallacious). Which blbeneath is elapsed grave in this plight? Most teachers would respect that not unreserved on a resigned who insistently scarcitys the action—making a Character II blunder—is elapsed grave than making the Character I blbeneath of achieveing surgery on someone who does not insistently scarcity it.
FIGURE 13.4
Decision matrix for a juror
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FIGURE 13.5
Decision matrix for a teacher
One lacupel regularity of the use of a firmness matrix involves the relevant firmness to link someone. If the ineffectual supposition is that the idiosyncratic is “wrong” for you, and the gentleman recite is that the idiosyncratic is either “wrong” or “right,” you must flow whether to go forward and link the idiosyncratic. You command try to erect a firmness matrix for this feature height. Which blbeneath is elapsed absorbly: a Character I blbeneath or a Character II blunder?
CHOOSING A SIGNIFICANCE LEVEL
Researchers traditionally enjoy used either a .05 or a .01 recognition correspondentize in the firmness to throw-by the ineffectual supposition. If tclose is short than a .05 or a .01 verisimilitude that the consequences appearred consequently of stray blunder, the consequences are said to be weighty. However, tclose is button mysterious encircling a .05 or a .01 recognition correspondentize. The recognition correspondentize disjoinedd reasonable specifies the verisimilitude of a Character I blbeneath if the ineffectual supposition is throw-byed. The recognition correspondentize disjoinedd by the elaborationer usually is leaning on the consequences of making a Character I versus a Character II blunder. As earlierly famed, for a juror, a Character I blbeneath is elapsed grave than a Character II blunder; for a teacher, so-far, a Character II blbeneath may be elapsed grave.
Researchers openly respect that the consequences of making a Character I blbeneath are elapsed grave than those associated delay a Character II blunder. If the ineffectual supposition is throw-byed, the elaborationer command inform the consequences in a chronicle, and the consequences command be reverberationed by others in citationbooks or in newspaper or lodgment catechism. Page 282Researchers do not scantiness to misguide mob or waste pernicious their reputations by informing consequences that are not relitalented and so cannot be invertd. Thus, they scantiness to escort anewst the possibility of making a Character I blbeneath by using a very low recognition correspondentize (.05 or .01). In contrariety to the consequences of informing fallacious consequences, the consequences of a Character II blbeneath are not seen as life very grave.
Thus, elaborationers scantiness to be very reflectate to relinquish Character I blunders when their consequences may be informed. However, in convinced requisite, a Character I blbeneath is not grave. For children, if you were intent in inaugurate or exploratory elaboration, your consequences would be used vastly to flow whether your elaboration subjects were excellence pursuing. In this footing, it would be a hazard to aggravateseem theoretically relevant affairs by using a very unsuppressed recognition correspondentize. In exploratory elaboration, a recognition correspondentize of .25 may be elapsed misapply for deciding whether to do elapsed elaboration. Remember that the recognition correspondentize disjoinedd and the consequences of a Character I or a Character II blbeneath are recited by what the consequences conciliate be used for.
INTERPRETING NONSIGNIFICANT RESULTS
Although “accepting the ineffectual supposition” is seasonable expressioninology, it is relevant to demonstrate that elaborationers are not openly ardent in demonstrateing the ineffectual supposition. Elaboration is intentioned to pomp that a kindred betwixt shiftings does insist, not to inform that shiftings are not allied.
More relevant, a firmness to demonstrate the ineffectual supposition when a one investigate does not pomp weighty consequences is heightatic, consequently privative or nonweighty consequences are enigmatical to represent. For this discuss, elaborationers frequently say that they singly “fail to throw-by” or “do not throw-by” the ineffectual supposition. The consequences of a one investigate command be nonweighty equefficient when a kindred betwixt the shiftings in the population does in affair insist. This is a Character II blunder. Sometimes, the discusss for a Character II blbeneath lie in the proceedings used in the examination. For children, a elaborationer command conquer nonweighty consequences by providing mysterious instructions to the participants, by having a very injudicious fabrication of the refractory shifting, or by using a leaning meaunmistakefficient that is unrelitalented and insensitive. Rather than remoordeal that the shiftings are not akin, elaborationers may flow that a elapsed reflectately influenceed investigate would perceive that the shiftings are akin.
We should so deem the statistical discusss for a Character II blunder. Recall that the verisimilitude of a Character II blbeneath is biasd by the recognition (alpha) correspondentize, scantling bulk, and pi bulk. Thus, nonweighty consequences are elapsed slight to be fix if the elaborationer is very cowardly in choosing the alpha correspondentize. If the elaborationer uses a recognition correspondentize of .001 rather than .05, it is elapsed enigmatical to throw-by the ineffectual supposition (tclose is not greatly accident of a Character I blunder). However, that so mediums that tclose is a hugeer accident of demonstrateing an inexact ineffectual supposition (i.e., a Character II blbeneath is elapsed slight). In other opinion, a purportful consequence is elapsed slight to be aggravatelooked when the recognition correspondentize is very low.
Page 283A Character II blbeneath may so consequence from a scantling bulk that is too slight to expose a insistent kindred betwixt shiftings. A open element is that the ampler the scantling bulk is, the hugeer the manifestatlon of conquering a weighty consequence. This is consequently ample scantling bulks concede elapsed deemate regards of the objective population than do slight scantling bulks. In any conceden investigate, the scantling bulk may be too slight to encourage exposeion of a weighty consequence.
A third discuss for a nonweighty perceiveing is that the pi bulk is slight. Very slight pis are enigmatical to expose delayout a ample scantling bulk. In open, the scantling bulk should be ample ample to perceive a insistent pi, equefficient if it is a slight one.
The affair that it is usagefficient for a very slight pi to be statistically weighty raises another consequence. A very ample scantling bulk command entalented the elaborationer to perceive a weighty destruction betwixt mediums; so-far, this destruction, equefficient though statistically weighty, command enjoy very average trained recognition. For children, if an luscious new psychiatric stuff technique weightyly reduces the middle hospital cling from 60 to 59 days, it command not be trained to use the technique opposing the deposition for its piiveness. The conjunctional day of hospitalization absorbs short than the stuff. Tclose are other requisite, so-far, in which a stuff delay a very slight pi bulk has deemtalented trained recognition. Usually this appears when a very ample population is abnormal by a fairly inluscious stuff. Suppose a unartificial flexspan cunning for employees reduces employee turnaggravate by 1% per year. This does not gauge approve a ample pi. However, if a association normally has a turnaggravate of 2,000 employees each year and the absorb of grafting a new employee is $10,000, the association saves $200,000 per year delay the new proceeding. This completionity may enjoy trained recognition for the association.
The key summit close is that you should not demonstrate the ineffectual supposition impartial consequently the consequences are nonsignificant. Nonweighty consequences do not necessarily destill n ess that the ineffectual supposition is set-right. However, tclose must be requisite in which we can demonstrate the ineffectual supposition and complete that two shiftings are, in affair, not akin. Frick (1995) represents disjoined criteria that can be used in a firmness to demonstrate the ineffectual supposition. For children, we should seem for courteous-behaved-intentional studies delay impressible leaning appraises and deposition from a fabrication restrain that the refractory varitalented fabrication had its planned pi. In conjunction, the elaboration should enjoy a discussably ample scantling to government out the possibility that the scantling was too slight. Further, deposition that the shiftings are not akin should after from multiple studies. Beneath such requisite, you are impartialified in remoordeal that tclose is in affair no kindred.
CHOOSING A SAMPLE SIZE: POWER ANALYSIS
We famed in Article 9 that elaborationers frequently chosen a scantling bulk fixed on what is regular in a feature area of elaboration. An resource bearing is to chosen a scantling bulk on the cause of a desired verisimilitude of set-rightly throw-bying the ineffectual supposition. This verisimilitude is named the government of the statistical examination. It is lucidly akin to the verisimilitude of a Character II blunder:
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TABLE 13.2 Entirety scantling bulk scarcityed to expose a weighty destruction for a t examination
We earlierly defamed that the verisimilitude of a Character II blbeneath is akin to recognition correspondentize (alpha), scantling bulk, and pi bulk. Statisticians such as Cohen (1988) enjoy patent clear proceedings for determining scantling bulk fixed on these affairors. Ttalented 13.2 pomps the entirety scantling bulk scarcityed for an examination delay two assemblys and a recognition correspondentize of .05. In the deemation, pi bulks order from .10 to .50, and the desired government is pompn at .80 and .90. Smaller pi bulks claim ampler scantlings to be weighty at the .05 correspondentize. Higher desired government demands a hugeer scantling bulk; this is consequently you scantiness a elapsed convinced “guarantee” that your consequences conciliate be statistically weighty. Researchers usually use a government betwixt .70 and .90 when using this rule to recite scantling bulk. Disjoined computer programs enjoy been patent clear to tolerate elaborationers to abundantly frame the balances requisite to recite scantling bulk fixed on pi bulk regards, recognition correspondentize, and desired government.
You may nconstantly scarcity to achieve a government decomposition. However, you should demonstrate the moment of this concept. If a elaborationer is investigateing a kindred delay an pi bulk interrelation of .20, a fairly ample scantling bulk is scarcityed for statistical recognition at the .05 correspondentize. An unpleasantly low scantling bulk in this footing is slight to fruit a nonweighty perceiveing.
THE IMPORTANCE OF REPLICATIONS
Throughout this argument of statistical decomposition, the centre has been on the consequences of a one elaboration examination. What were the mediums and trutination irregularitys? Was the medium destruction statistically weighty? If the consequences are weighty, you complete that they would slight be conquered aggravate and aggravate anew if the investigate were abundant. We now enjoy a framework for beneathstanding the consequences of the investigate. Be cognizant, so-far, that scientists do not bind Page 285too greatly moment to the consequences of a one investigate. A luscious beneathstanding of any phenomenon afters from the consequences of coagulated studies investigating the resembling shiftings. Instead of hesitatering population computes on the cause of a one examination, we can seem at the consequences of disjoined studies that invert earlier examinations (see Cohen, 1994). The moment of replications is a convenient concept in Article 14.
SIGNIFICANCE OF A PEARSON r CORRELATION COEFFICIENT
Recall from Article 12 that the Pearson r interrelation coefficient is used to represent the power of the kindred betwixt two shiftings when twain shiftings enjoy period or appurtenancy layer properties. However, tclose clings the consequence of whether the interrelation is statistically weighty. The ineffectual supposition in this plight is that the gentleman population interrelation is 0.00—the two shiftings are not akin. What if you conquer a interrelation of .27 (plus or minus)? A statistical recognition examination conciliate tolerate you to flow whether to throw-by the ineffectual supposition and complete that the gentleman population interrelation is, in affair, hugeer than 0.00. The technical way to do this is to achieve a t examination that concurrents the conquered coefficient delay the ineffectual supposition interrelation of 0.00. The proceedings for wary a Pearson r and determining recognition are supposing in Appendix C.
COMPUTER ANALYSIS OF DATA
Although you can count statistics delay a calculator using the formulas supposing in this article, Article 12, and Appendix C, most affairs decomposition is carried out via computer programs. Sophisticated statistical decomposition software packages frame it comforteffectual to count statistics for any affairs set. Illustrative and hearsay statistics are conquered quickly, the balances are deemate, and notification on statistical recognition is supposing in the output. Computers so mature illustrative displays of affairs.
Some of the important statistical programs apprehend SPSS, SAS, SYSTAT, and liberally availtalented R and MYSTAT. Other programs may be used on your campus. Manifold mob do most of their statistical analyses using a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel. You conciliate scarcity to gather the biased specialtys of the computer order used at your seed-plot or university. No one program is ameliorate than another; they all be-unapprove in the aspect of the output and the biased proceedings scarcityed to input affairs and enjoy the program achieve the examination. However, the open proceedings for doing analyses are altogether resembling in all of the statistics programs.
The principal tread in doing the decomposition is to input the affairs. Suppose you scantiness to input the affairs in Ttalented 12.1, the intentioning and invasion examination. Facts Page 286are entered into supports. It is easiest to authority of affairs for computer decomposition as a matrix delay rows and supports. Facts for each elaboration participant are the rows of the matrix. The supports hold each participant's beaks on one or elapsed appraises, and an conjunctional support may be scarcityed to destill n ess a mode to demonstrate which plight the biased was in (e.g., Assembly 1 or Assembly 2). A affairs matrix in SPSS for Windows is pompn in Figure 13.6. The computes in the “group” support destill n ess whether the biased is in Assembly 1 (model) or Assembly 2 (no intention), and the computes in the “aggscore” support are the invasion beaks from Ttalented 12.1.
Other programs may claim slightly unanalogous rules of affairs input. For children, in Excel, it is usually easiest to set up a disjoined support for each assembly, as pompn in Figure 13.6.
The contiguous tread is to contribute instructions for the statistical decomposition. Again, each program uses slightly unanalogous treads to achieve the decomposition; most claim you to misspend from dissentent menu options. When the decomposition is completed, you are supposing delay the output that pomps the consequences of the statistical proceeding you achieveed. You conciliate scarcity to gather how to represent the output. Figure 13.6 pomps the output for a t examination using Excel.
When you are principal gathering to use a statistical decomposition program, it is a cheerful subject to usage delay some affairs from a statistics citation to frame unmistakefficient that you get the resembling consequences. This conciliate enunmistakefficient that you comprehend how to properly input the affairs and solicit the statistical decomposition.
SELECTING THE APPROPRIATE STATISTICAL TEST
We enjoy healed disjoined characters of intentions and the shiftings that we investigate may enjoy trifling, ordinal, period, or appurtenancy layer properties. How do you misspend the misapply statistical examination for analyzing your affairs? Fortunately, tclose are a compute of ondirection guides and tutorials such as http://www.socialresearch-methods.net/selstat/ssstart.htm and http://wise.cgu.edu/choosemod/opening.htm; SPSS equefficient has its own Statistics Coach to acceleration delay the firmness.
We cannot caggravate constantlyy usagefficient decomposition. Our centre conciliate be on shiftings that enjoy either (1) trifling layer properties—two or elapsed discrete computes such as manly and femanly or (2) period/appurtenancy layer properties delay manifold computes such as reaction span or rating layers (so named normal shiftings). We conciliate not disdirection shiftings delay ordinal layer computes.
Research Studying Two Variables (Bivariate Research)
In these provisions, the elaborationer is investigateing whether two shiftings are akin. In open, we would assign to the principal varitalented as the refractory varitalented (IV) and the succor varitalented as the leaning varitalented (DV). However, consequently it does not stuff whether we are doing examinational or nonexperimental elaboration, we could impartial as abundantly assign to the two shiftings as Varitalented X and Varitalented Y or Varitalented A and Varitalented B.
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FIGURE 13.6
Sample computer input and output using affairs from Ttalented 12.1 (modeling examination)
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Research delay Multiple Refractory Variables
In the forthcoming footings, we enjoy elapsed compound elaboration intentions delay two or elapsed refractory shiftings that are premeditated delay a one expressionination or leaning shifting.
These elaboration intention footings enjoy been forcible in earlier catechism. Tclose are of succession manifold other characters of intentions. Designs delay multiple shiftings (multivariate statistics) are forcible in specialty by Tabachnick and Fidell (2007). Procedures for elaboration using ordinal correspondentize appraisement may be fix in a tome by Siegel and Castellan (1988).
You enjoy now deemed how to engender elaboration subjects, influence elaboration to examination your subjects, and evaluate the statistical recognition of your consequences. In the lacupel article, we conciliate investigate consequences of openizing elaboration perceiveings past the biased requisite in which the elaboration was influenceed.
Study Terms
Alpha correspondentize (p. 270)
Analysis of antagonism (F examination) (p. 275)
Confidence period (p. 276)
Degrees of insubservience (p. 274)
Page 289Error antagonism (p. 275)
Inferential statistics (p. 267)
Null supposition (p. 268)
Power (p. 284)
Probforce (p. 269)
Research supposition (p. 268)
Sampling classification (p. 270)
Statistical recognition (p. 269)
Systematic antagonism (p. 275)
t examination (p. 272)
Type I blbeneath (p. 279)
Type II blbeneath (p. 279