A state magazine once published a story saying that farmers lead other groups in the consumption of alcohol. As evidence, it pointed to the fact that a rehabilitation center located in the rural part of the state treated more farmers than any other occupational group for alcoholism. Do you agree? Why or why not? Justify your answer. (assume the sample is large enough and random and representative)
No I do not agree.
So in one rehab center, there is a significant difference in the number of farmers who are seeking treatment. It is nice that there is a large enough sample within this one rehab center to make this conclusion. However, this is where the rest of the logic falls through.
To be able to generalize your results to the entire population, your sample needs to be representative of the entire population. The key piece of …
This solution examines a particular study regarding alcoholism among farmers and analyzes whether the evidence that it produces it can be used to generalize about trends of alcoholism within the state population.