2.From the standpoint of what we have learned about making inductive reasoning stronger and the need for comparing groups in
or comparing groups in observational and randomized controlled studies, examine Michelle Bachman’s claim about vaccines linked in the video segment:
“There's a woman who came up crying to me tonight after the debate. She said her daughter was given that vaccine (HPV). She told me her daughter suffered mental retardation as a result of that vaccine. There are very dangerous consequences. It's not good enough to take, quote, 'a mulligan' where you want a do-over, not when you have little children's lives at risk.
She told me that her little daughter took that vaccine, that injection, and she suffered from mental retardation thereafter. It can have very dangerous side effects. The mother was crying what she came up to me last night. I didn't know who she was before the debate. This is a very real concern and people have to draw their own conclusions."
Why is this argument a good candidate for a questionable cause fallacy? What is Bachman’s premise? What is her conclusion?
4.Statistics questions help please! I have three questions
High levels of cholesterol in the blood are linked to a higher risk
d are linked to a higher risk of developing coronary heart diseases. A researcher is investigating two types of interventions (e.g. A, B) to reduce the cholesterol level. Study participants were randomized to receive either intervention A or B. Some subjects dropped from the study due to reasons not related to the interventions. In order to determine which intervention was more effective, the mean cholesterol concentrations were compared between the two groups at the end of the study. The total cholesterol levels for the patients undergoing the intervention A were: 240, 238, 245, 256, 289, 190, 189, 205, 200, 214, 237, 247, 254, 209, 211, 200 mg/dl. The total cholesterol levels for the patients undergoing the intervention B were: 213, 188, 199, 247, 248, 239, 256, 244, 206, 223, 241, 261, 226, and 231 mg/dl.
Which intervention was more effective? Consider alpha=0.05.
Intervention B was more effective.
Intervention A was more effective.
Impossible to tell based on the information provided.
The two interventions were not statistically significant different.