Sarah believes that completely cutting caffeine out of a person’s diet will allow him or her more restful sleep at night
Sarah believes that completely cutting caffeine out of a person’s diet will allow him or her more restful sleep at night. In fact, she believes that, on average, adults will have more than two additional nights of restful sleep in a four-week period after removing caffeine from their diets. She randomly selects 8 adults to help her test this theory. Each person is asked to consume two caffeinated beverages per day for 28 days, and then cut back to no caffeinated beverages for the following 28 days. During each period, the participants record the numbers of nights of restful sleep that they had. The following table gives the results of the study. Test Sarah’s claim at the 0.10 level of significance assuming that the population distribution of the paired differences is approximately normal. Let the period before removing caffeine be Population 1 and let the period after removing caffeine be Population 2.
Numbers of Nights of Restful Sleep in a Four-Week Period
With Caffeine 16 15 21 22 20 21 19 19
Without Caffeine 20 19 23 24 25 25 21 18
a. State the null and alternative hypotheses for the test. Fill in the blank below.
b. Compute the value of the test statistic. Round your answer to three decimal places.
c. Draw a conclusion and interpret the decision.