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Two methods of castrating male piglets were investigated in Applied Animal Behavior Science (Nov. 1, 2000). Method 1 involved an incision in the spermatic cords, while Method 2 involved pulling and severing the cords. Forty-nine male piglets were randomly allocated to one of the two methods. During castration, the researchers measured the number of high-frequency vocal responses (squeals) per second over a 5-second period. The data are summarized in the accompanying table. Conduct a test of hypothesis to determine whether the population mean number of high-frequency vocal responses differs for piglets castrated by the two methods. Use a = .05.


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