Comparing Means Worksheet

## The following questions require that you access Microsoft® Excel® for analysis. The team must work together to solve these questions. The data set for this assignment is located in the **Pulse Rate Dataset**.

**Pulse Rate Dataset**

1. John is interested in determining if frequency of exercise affects pulse rate. John randomly samples individuals at a local gym to ask if they will participate in his study. 55 individuals agree, and they are divided into three groups of exercisers: 1 = high frequency, 2 = moderate frequency, 3 = low frequency. Next, John measures their pulse after their workout. Do pulse rates differ among individuals who exercise with high frequency versus those who exercise moderately versus those who exercise with low frequency?

*Note*: Make sure you adjust the data so that there are three exercise variables (one for each level).

**Conduct **a one-way ANOVA to investigate the relationship between exercise frequency (Exercise) and pulse rate (Pulse1). **Conduct** Tukey’s HSD post hoc tests, if necessary. On the output, **identify** the following:

a. *F* ratio for the group effect

b. Sums of squares for the exercise effect

c. Mean for moderate exercisers

d. *P* value for exercise effect

**Write** a 125- to 175-word summary of the results, formatted according to APA guidelines.