OpenStudy (anonymous):

Boston-- Taking an antidepression medicine appears to double smokers' chance of kicking the habit, a study found. The Food and Drug Administration approved the marketeing of this medicine, called Zyban or bupropion, to help smokers in May. The results of several studies with the drug, including one published in today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, were made public then. The newly published study involved 615 volunteers who wanted to give up smoking and were not outwardly depressed. They took either Zyban or dummy (placebo) pills for 6 weeks. A year later, 23% of those getting

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Boston-- Taking an antidepression medicine appears to double smokers' chance of kicking the habit, a study found. The Food and Drug Administration approved the marketeing of this medicine, called Zyban or bupropion, to help smokers in May. The results of several studies with the drug, including one published in today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, were made public then. The newly published study involved 615 volunteers who wanted to give up smoking and were not outwardly depressed. They took either Zyban or dummy (placebo) pills for 6 weeks. A year later, 23% of those getting Zyban were still off cigarettes, compared to the 12% in the control group. The results of this experiment were significant at the 0.05 significance level. In your opinion, are the results practically significant? Justify your position. In performing a test of significance, the researcher can choose between adopting a fixed significance level or calculating a P-value. Does it matter which approach is taken? If so, describe the circumstances when one should use each approach.

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

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2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

thank you

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

could you help me

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I will do my best :)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

your the best

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

:)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Now we know one thing is for sure that there is 615 volunteers

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

???

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

there is 615 volunteers that wanted to stop smoking

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

yes

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

So i think that to find that first part we are going to take 615 and multiply by what

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

i have no idea how to do any of this

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

So we are going to multiply by 23% to figure out how many people taking zyban were off smoking right

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

yes

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

141.45

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

correct so that means that is under half of how many people taking it were off smoking so that means that the first part when it says in ur opinion i would say it is not significant because the amount was under half the amount of how many volunteers wanted off smoking

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

oky and then for the approach taken?

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

and for the second part i would say Yes it does matter if you want more people off smoking from the zyban and the dummy (and its bad for their health)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

but dont put that last part

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

(and its bad for their health)<----dont put that in ur answer

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

k

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Alright i hope i was able to help you as well as i could :)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

yes but what do i put for the second part

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

that is what i said for the and for the second part i would say Yes it does matter if you want more people off smoking from the zyban and the dummy

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

k thanks

2 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

No problem i hope i was able to help with your question :)

2 years ago
OpenStudy (perl):

i think part b) is more involved

2 years ago
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