Run a separate oneway analysis of variance for each species and summarize the results. Since the amount of water is a quantitative factor, we can also analyze these data using regression.

Perform the tasks described in Exercise 13.46 for the two response variables in the PLANTS2 data file

Exercise 13.46

Refer to Exercise 13.43. Run a separate oneway analysis of variance for each species and summarize the results. Since the amount of water is a quantitative factor, we can also analyze these data using regression. Run simple linear regressions separately for each species to predict nitrogen percent from water. Use plots to determine whether or not a line is a good way to approximate this relationship. Summarize the regression results and compare them with the one-way ANOVA results.

Exercise 13.43

The PLANTS1 data file gives the percent of nitrogen in four different species of plants grown in a laboratory. The species are Leucaena leucocephala, Acacia saligna, Prosopis juliflora, and Eucalyptus citriodora. The researchers who collected these data were interested in commercially growing these plants in parts of the country of Jordan where there is very little rainfall. To examine the effect of water, they varied the amount per day from 50 millimeters (mm) to 650 mm in 100 mm increments. There were 9 plants per species-by-water combination. Because the plants are to be used primarily for animal food, with some parts that can be consumed by people, a high nitrogen content is very desirable.

(a) Find the means for each species-by-water combination. Plot these means versus water for the four species, connecting the means for each species by lines. Describe the overall pattern.

(b) Find the standard deviations for each species-by-water combination. Is it reasonable to pool the standard deviations for this problem? Note that with sample sizes of size 9, we expect these standard deviations to be quite variable.

(c) Run the two-way analysis of variance. Give the results of the hypothesis tests for the main effects and the interaction.

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