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# The placebo effect. A survey of physicians found that some doctors give aplacebo to a

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Problem 17.39

The placebo effect. A survey of physicians found that some doctors give aplacebo to a patient who complains of pain for which the physician can find nocause. If the patients pain improves, these doctors conclude that it had nophysical basis. The medical school researchers who conducted the survey claimedthat these doctors do not understand the placebo effect. Why?

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Week 13: 2-Variable Inferential Statistics 29 November 2016 Basic Statistics for Research Professor HK Dong Wendy Liu Hypothesis Testing Errors H 0rue H 0alse Do not reject H0 No error (1-α) Type II error (β) Reject H0 Type I error (α) No error (1-β α – amount of risk that we reject0H...

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