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# A researcher compares the effectiveness of two different instructional methods for teaching anatomy. A sample of...

A researcher compares the effectiveness of two different instructional methods for teaching anatomy. A sample of 215 students using Method 1 produces a testing average of 55.5. A sample of 242 students using Method 2 produces a testing average of 64.2. Assume that the population standard deviation for Method 1 is 7.95, while the population standard deviation for Method 2 is 18.21. Determine the 90% confidence interval for the true difference between testing averages for students using Method 1 and students using Method 2. Step 2 of 3 : Calculate the margin of error of a confidence interval for the difference between the two population means. Round your answer to six decimal places.

• Here let X1 be the random variable denoting the effectiveness of the teaching instructional method 1
• Here let X2 be the random variable denoting the effectiveness of the teaching instructional method 2
• to calculate the 90% confidence interval
• 0.90=P(-1.645<N(0,1)<1.645)
• 0.90=P(-1.645< <1.645)
• substituing the above value for mean ,standard deviation and n
• The confidence interval obtained is as follows.
• (-10.8221< <-6.577)
• This shows that effectiveness of instruction of method2 is more than method 1.
• b)To calculate the margin of error
• margin of error is calculated as critical value *standard error
• =1.645* • =1.645*1.29=2.122132

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