Star Library: Which Paper Towel is More Absorbent?

This group activity focuses on conducting an experiment to determine which of two brands of paper towels are more absorbent by measuring the amount of water absorbed. A two-sample t-test can be used to analyze the data, or simple graphics and descriptive statistics can be used as an exploratory analysis. Students are asked to think about design issues, and to write a short report stating their results and conclusions, along with an evaluation of the experimental design. Key words: Two-sample t-test
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John E. Boyer, Deborah J. Rumsey, Christopher R. Bilder, and Christopher J. Malone
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Excel
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Teacher, Author
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