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Naisha Tobias

11 April, 2017
Chapter 12 IT

A heavy machine manufacturer discovers that their machines have a low-lasting

hydraulic system and wishes to find a solution to the problem. The company’s researchers and

engineers believe they have found the solution; if an additive is poured into the hydraulic oil,

then the hydraulic system itself will expand its time and usage. For the research, twenty new

backhoes and forklifts (combined) are going to be used by consumers to determine whether the

additive to the oil will make a difference in the time the machine needs repairs.

Since this research will be conducted by an experiment, the research has to have a few

key elements: blocking, randomization, control (s), and blinding. For blocking, the two different

machines will be blocked into two separate groups of 10 (10 backhoes and 10 forklifts). Within

the two groups the 10 remaining machines will be split into halves and it will be randomly

decided which of the 5 have the additive and the other 5 have the placebo. Beginning with the

forklifts, each of the five machines will be labeled a number between 0-9, the first five numbers

will be the forklifts to receive the added additive, the rest will receive the placebo. The same

method will be used on the backhoes.

5 with additive: 2,9,6,3,1

10 Forklifts 5 with placebo Compare

20 machines 5 with additive: 5,8,7,0,2 Results

10 Backhoes 5 with placebo Compare

There is also other controls like whether the individual using the machine is trained. the individual using the machine. using the double-blinding method. the main item that will be controlled is whether the forklift or backhoe get the additive. . needed for the repair. as well as the person who selling it. the amount of oil and the condition the machine will be used on. To determine whether or not the response variable was really fulfilled is to compare the differences in the amount of time the machines with the placebo and the additive. To allow the experiment to remain unbiased. will not know whether their machine has the additive or not. If the amount was significant enough then the manufacturer will know that the additive did or did not work. The response variable (or what the experiment is attempting to figure out) to this experiment was to determine that if the additive was added to the hydraulic system would decrease the amount of time the machine needed before getting a check-up. As for the control and the blinding.

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