HLT 362v discussion qustions week 4 and week 5

1) How would you explain the analysis of variance, assuming that your audience has not had a statistics class before?

2) What is an interaction? Describe an example and identify (work, social, academic, etc.) for which you might except interactions?

3) Describe the error in the conclusion Given:  There is a linear correlation between the number of cigarettes smoked and the pulse rate.  As the number of cigarettes increases the pulse rate increases.  Conclusion:  Cigarettes cause the pule rate to increase.

4)  Now that you are familiar with the basic concepts of statistics, what are some examples of when you have seen or heard statistics used inappropriately?