Chapter   6

Inference with Quantitative Data


Inference about a Population Mean

Perils of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

Magnetic Monarchs?

Inference about Means—Paired Data

Monitoring Small Children

Inference for Independent Means

Lateralization in the Lower Species

Inference for Regression

Sand Scorpion versus Cockroach

What Have We Learned?



This chapter will explore the general topic of inference with quantitative data by offering a sequence of vignettes for hypothesis tests and confidence intervals. Since some steps in these processes are the same for both hypothesis testing and confidence interval construction, I will try to avoid unnecessary duplication of reading and typing. As you progress ...

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