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# A study was designed to compare the attitudes of two groups of nursing students towards computers....

A study was designed to compare the attitudes of two groups of nursing students towards computers. Group 1 had previously taken a statistical methods course that involved significant computer interaction. Group 2 had taken a statistic methods course that did not use computers. The students' attitudes were measured by administering the Computer Anxiety Rating Scale (CARS). A random sample of 16 nursing students from Group 1 resulted in a mean score of 59.2 with a standard deviation of 33. A random sample of 14 nursing students from Group 2 resulted in a mean score of 64.6 with a standard deviation of 2.72. Can you conclude that the mean score for Group 1 is significantly lower than the mean score for Group 2? Let μ1 represent the mean score for Group 1 and μ2μ2 represent the mean score for Group 2. Use a significance level of α=0.05 for the test. Assume that the population variances are equal and that the two populations are normally distributed.

Step 1 of 4 : State the null and alternative hypotheses for the test.

Step 2 of 4: Compute the value of the t test statistic. Round your answer to three decimal places

Step 3 of 4: Determine the decision rule for rejecting the null hypothesis H 0. Round your answer to three decimal places.

Step 4of 4: State the test conclusion. (Reject or fail to reject) 2.  (3)  (4) Reject H0. (by decision rule)