A farmer is investigating the effect of a pesticide treatment on her barley crops. She observes the yields of barley on 6 equally sized fields, three of which are treated using a fertiliser. 3. Field...
A farmer is investigating the effect of a pesticide treatment on her barley crops. She observes the yields of barley on 6 equally sized fields, three of which are treated using a fertiliser. 3. Fields Untreated Treated Yields 35, Y12-37, Yİ3 31, Y22-39, Y 3 Y11 42 Y2 32 , 23 You have been asked to assess whether the treatment is effective (that is, whether yields have significantly increased as a result of the treatment). You may assume that the yields on different fields are independent normal random variables with common standard deviation σ and means μι (for untreated fields), μ2 (for treated fields). She wishes to test the null hypothesis Ho : U2- /1 against the alternative hypoth- esis that the pesticide treatment increases yields HA : μ2 11. (a) Estimate the mean yield, separately for untreated and treated fields.[2] (b) Calculate the residual sum of squares 2 (c) State (without proof) the theoretical distribution of the residual sum of squares, and explain any degrees of freedom calculation (d) Calculate the theoretical distributions of the following quantities: 8