Question 2: How would you write the standard error of the mean FEV1 to three decimal places?
Standard error of the mean is included in the output from Explore:
Descriptives | ||||
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Statistic | Std. Error | |||
FEV1 (litre) | Mean | 4.0607 | .08895 | |
90% Confidence Interval for Mean | Lower Bound | 3.9119 | ||
Upper Bound | 4.2095 | |||
5% Trimmed Mean | 4.0561 | |||
Median | 4.1000 | |||
Variance | .451 | |||
Std. Deviation | .67153 | |||
Minimum | 2.85 | |||
Maximum | 5.43 | |||
Range | 2.58 | |||
Interquartile Range | .99 | |||
Skewness | .064 | .316 | ||
Kurtosis | -.857 | .623 |
The standard error of the mean is given as .08895. To three decimal places this is 0.089 litres.
Note that I have included a leading zero as well as removing the last two digits and rounding up. This makes the number look better and is easier to read. I have also added the units.
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