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    Experiment

    A tennis racquet manufacturer designed a new racquet. They claim the new one will allow user to return more serves than any racquet currently sold. A group of male volunteers who currently play tennis and own their own racquets agree to participate in the study.

    a) Design an experiment that would test the manufacturers claim.

    b) Suppose the volunteer group had included both men and women. Would you adjust the design of your experiment? If so, provide the new design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morgan82 View Post
    A tennis racquet manufacturer designed a new racquet. They claim the new one will allow user to return more serves than any racquet currently sold. A group of male volunteers who currently play tennis and own their own racquets agree to participate in the study.

    a) Design an experiment that would test the manufacturers claim.

    b) Suppose the volunteer group had included both men and women. Would you adjust the design of your experiment? If so, provide the new design.

    What are they looking for here????
    I'm assuming you are in a statistics course.

    When I have open ended projects like this I just make up a fun story about the company, etc. It's asking you to be creative and use all of the principles of stats you have encountered to figure out how to test the tennis raquets serve "returnability".

    I think the best thing to do would be for you to start writing up a proposal for an experiment and post it on here. Then we can guide you if we think your experiment needs some tweaking or if you are on the right track. There is no specific correct way to do it..you just need to be creative!
    Last edited by elizsimca; April 29th 2008 at 06:34 PM. Reason: spelling...as usual
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