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Magnets and Pain Relief

Magnets and Pain Relief

Created by David M. Lane of Rice University, this case study assesses the question, "Can the application of magnetic fields be an effective treatment for pain?" It addresses concepts including: boxplots, stem and leaf displays, correlated t-test, two-sample t-test, repeated measures analysis of variance, and analysis of covariance. The author structures this study in this way: background, experimental design, materials, descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, interpretation and the raw data set. Overall, this is a great resource as it presents the statistical theories and then directly applies them to this case study.


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