The accompanying data were read from a plot (and are a subset of the complete data set) given in the article “Cognitive Slowing in Closed-Head Injury” (Brain and Cognition [1996]: 429– 440). The data represent the mean response times for a group of individuals with closed-head injury (CHI) and a matched control group without head injury on 10 different tasks. Each observation was based on a different study, and used different subjects, so it is reasonable to assume that the observations are independent.
a. Fit a linear regression model that would allow you to predict the mean response time for those suffering a closed-head injury from the mean response time on the same task for individuals with no head injury.
b. Do the sample data support the hypothesis that there is a useful linear relationship between the mean response time for individuals with no head injury and the mean response time for individuals with CHI? Test the appropriate hypotheses using a = .05.
c. It is also possible to test hypotheses about the y intercept in a linear regression model. For these data, the null hypothesis H0: a = 0 cannot be rejected at the .05 significance level, suggesting that a model with a y intercept of 0 might be an appropriate model. Fitting such a model results in an estimated regression equation of CHI = 1.48(Control) Interpret the estimated slope of 1.48.

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