Hypothesis testing of the observation ablities/differences of males/females

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What is true in the eyes of one, can be seen as a delusion in

another. We, as a society, are made up of a dramatically diverse amalgam

of cultures and abilities. Finding out what those differences are can help

us reach a better understanding of each other, thus a more equitable

relationship can be developed. Therefore, finding the observational

abilities of a given group may help yield some interesting and valuable


In the following study several groups were tested on their

observational abilities. In order to develop such a test, it was necessary

to devise a structured approach for gathering and interpreting the

information. Therefore, the scope of the test was formulated based on

hypothesis testing. The following hypothesis was established as the

criterion for the test:

Null hypothesis (Ho) :

Males and females do not have different observational abilities

Alternative Hypothesis (H1) :

Males and females do have different observational abilities


The study consisted of 3 groups of varying size and structure.

During the initial phase, the members of the study were unaware that

any test was being conducted. The locations of the test were Wilford

Hall Medical Center : Primary Care Meeting, University of the Incarnate

Word : World Literature Class, and University of Texas at San Antonio :

Business Statistics Class. The sample sizes and constructs were as


Wilford Hall Medical Center : 30 people - 19 (F) 11 (M)

University of the Incarnate Word : 19 people - 9 (F) 10 (M)

University of Texas at San Antonio: 32 people - 11 (F) 21 (M)

The test subjects were all presented with the same scenario, given the

normal degree of variation. The procedure of the test was as follows:

· The instructor/manager was advised that a test would be...