What's Normal? -- Body Temperature, Gender, and Heart Rate


Authors: 
Shoemaker, A. L.
Category: 
Volume: 
4(2)
Pages: 
Online
Year: 
1996
Publisher: 
Journal of Statistics Education
URL: 
http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v4n2/datasets.shoemaker.html
Abstract: 

This article takes data from a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association that examined whether the true mean body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Because the dataset suggests that the true mean is approximately 98.2, it helps students to grasp concepts about true means, confidence intervals, and t-statistics. Students can use a t-test to test for sex differences in body temperature and regression to investigate the relationship between temperature and heart rate.