# Drug A is the usual treatment for depression in graduate students. Pfizer has a new drug, Drug B, that it thinks may be more effective. You have been hired to design the test program. As part of your project briefing, you decide to explain the logic of statistical testing to the people who are going to be working for you. a. Write the research hypothesis and the null hypothesis. b. Then construct a table like the one below, displaying the outcomes that would constitute Type I and Type II errors. c. Write a paragraph explaining which error would be more severe, and why.

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a. Ha: the effectiveness of drug B is greater than the effectiveness of drug A; H0: the effectiveness of drug B is equal to the effectiveness of drug A.
b. Table 1 presents the outcomes of type I and type II errors.

c. Type I error would be more severe because the research findings would say that drug B is more effective than drug A, even though there is no difference between the two drugs. In other words, the conclusion is made that the null hypothesis is false when, in fact, it is true. In turn, type II error is less serious as it means that the opportunity to correctly reject H0 was lost.

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