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1 10 The Analysis of Variance

2 10.1 Single-Factor ANOVA

3 3 Single-factor ANOVA focuses on a comparison of more than two population or treatment means. Let l = the number of populations or treatments being compared  1 = the mean of population 1 or the true average response when treatment 1 is applied.  I = the mean of population I or the true average response when treatment I is applied

4 4 Single-Factor ANOVA The relevant hypotheses are H 0 :  1 =  2 = ··· =  I versus H a : at least two the of the  i ’s are different If I = 4, H 0 is true only if all four  i ’s are identical. H a would be true, for example, if  1 =  2   3 =  4, if  1 =  3 =  4   2, or if all four  i ’s differ from one another.

5 5 The sample means for the three samples are the same for each set. The variation among sample means for (a) is identical to (b). The variation among the individuals within the three samples is much less for (b).  CONCLUSION: the samples in (b) contain a larger amount of variation among the sample means relative to the amount of variation within the samples, so ANOVA will find more significant differences among the means in (b) –assuming equal sample sizes here for (a) and (b). –Note: larger samples will find more significant differences. The Idea of ANOVA

6 6 Comparing Several Means Do SUVs, trucks and midsize cars have same gas mileage? Response variable: gas mileage (mpg) Groups: vehicle classification 31 midsize cars 31 SUVs 14 standard-size pickup trucks Data from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Model Year 2003 Fuel Economy Guide,

7 7 Means: Midsize: SUV: Pickup: Mean gas mileage for SUVs and pickups appears less than for midsize cars. Are these differences statistically significant? Comparing Several Means

8 8 Null hypothesis: The true means (for gas mileage) are the same for all groups (the three vehicle classifications). We could look at separate t tests to compare each pair of means to see if they are different: vs , vs , & vs H 0 : μ 1 = μ 2 H 0 : μ 1 = μ 3 H 0 : μ 2 = μ 3 However, this gives rise to the problem of multiple comparisons! Means: Midsize: SUV: Pickup: Comparing Several Means

9 9 Random sampling always produces chance variations. Any “factor effect” would thus show up in our data as the factor-driven differences plus chance variations (“error”): Data = fit + residual The one-way ANOVA model analyzes situations where chance variations are normally distributed N(0,σ) such that: The One-Way ANOVA Model

10 Difference in means small relative to overall variability Difference in means large relative to overall variability Larger F-values typically yield more significant results. How large depends on the degrees of freedom (I− 1 and N− I).  F tends to be small  F tends to be large The ANOVA F Test To determine statistical significance, we need a test statistic that we can calculate: The ANOVA F Statistic The analysis of variance F statistic for testing the equality of several means has this form: The ANOVA F Statistic The analysis of variance F statistic for testing the equality of several means has this form:

11 11 The ANOVA F Test  The measures of variation in the numerator and denominator are mean squares:  Numerator: Mean Square for Treatments (MSTr)  Denominator: Mean Square for Error (MSE)

12 12 Notation The individual sample means will be denoted by X 1 , X 2 ,..., X I . That is, for i=1,…,I Similarly, the average of all N observations, called the grand mean, is

13 13 Notation Additionally, let, denote the sample variances: for i=1,…,I

14 14 The ANOVA Table The computations are often summarized in a tabular format, called an ANOVA table in below Table. Tables produced by statistical software customarily include a P-value column to the right of f. An ANOVA Table Source of variationSum of squaresDfMean squareFP valueF crit TreatmentsSSTrI -1SSTr/(I -1)MSTr/MSETail area above F Value of F for  ErrorSSEN – ISSE/(N – I) TotalSST=SSTr+SSEN – 1

15 15 F Distributions and the F Test Both v 1 and v 2 are positive integers. Figure 10.3 pictures an F density curve and the corresponding upper-tail critical value Appendix Table A.9 gives these critical values for  =.10,.05,.01, and.001. Values of v 1 are identified with different columns of the table, and the rows are labeled with various values of v 2. An F density curve and critical value Figure 10.3

16 Do nematodes affect plant growth? A botanist prepares 16 identical planting pots and adds different numbers of nematodes into the pots. Seedling growth (in mm) is recorded two weeks later. Nematodes and plant growth Hypotheses: All  i are the same (H 0 ) versus not All  i are the same (H a )

17 Output for the one-way ANOVA numerator denominator Here, the calculated F-value (12.08) is larger than F critical (3.49) for  Thus, the test is significant at  5%  Not all mean seedling lengths are the same; the number of nematodes is an influential factor.

18 Using F-table The F distribution is asymmetrical and has two distinct degrees of freedom. This was discovered by Fisher, hence the label “F.” Once again, what we do is calculate the value of F for our sample data and then look up the corresponding area under the curve in F-Table.

19 F critical for  5% is 3.49 F = > Thus p< 0.001


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