BME100 f2013:W900 Group4 L2
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TEAM PHILIP, with Elliott, Sierra, and AaronLAB 2 WRITEUPDescriptive StatisticsExperiment 1Rat Study Experiment 2Human Study
ResultsExperiment 2  Human Study
AnalysisExperiment 1  Human Data Experiment 2  Rat Data
Summary/DiscussionIn the human experiment, an ANOVA test was used and it was found that the pvalue (1.4e^16) was less than the alpha (.05). A Bonferroni Correction was also used and all of the pvalues resulting from this test were less than the alpha (0.0167). With this in mind, it can be said that the results of the human test are statistically significant. As the dosage of LPS increased the amount of inflammation appeared to increase in human subjects. The results in this experiment may not represent the true results of the population because all the subjects are from one retirement home and these subjects may not represent the diversity of the entire population due to a convenience bias. In the rat experiment a ttest was used and it was found that the pvalue (.888) was greater than the alpha (.05). Since the pvalue is greater than the alpha, the data is not statistically significant and the inflammation in rats does not necessarily increase as the dose of LPS increases. These results likely do not represent the results of the population of rats because the sample size of rats (5 rats per group) is very small and the number of treatment groups (two) was also small.
