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# ?Research the placebo effect and the Hawthorne effect. Write a paragraph that describes how each affects the outcome of an experiment.

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Problem 31

Research the placebo effect and the Hawthorne effect. Write a paragraph that describes how each affects the outcome of an experiment.

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Step 1 of 5) Research the placebo effect and the Hawthorne effect. Write a paragraph that describes how each affects the outcome of an experiment. Testing a Hypothesis about a Population Mean: Small Sample Problem The “fun size” of a Snickers bar is supposed to weigh 20 grams. Because the penalty for selling candy bars under their advertised weight is severe, the manufacturer calibrates the machine so the mean weight is 20.1 grams. The quality-control engineer at M&M–Mars, the Snickers manufacturer, is concerned about the calibration. He obtains a random sample of 11 candy bars, weighs them, and obtains the data shown in Table 1. Should the machine be shut down and calibrated Because shutting down the plant is very expensive, he decides to conduct the test at the a = 0.01 level of significance. Approach Assume that the machine is calibrated correctly.

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