Module 6: How Good is the Evidence?
Suppose during the next three decades, the average number of hurricanes per decade is as follows: 4, 6, and 8. Drawing on the statistical reasoning concepts in Huff and your weekly readings, compare and contrast these three decades to the previous 16 decades of hurricane data in Part 1. Answer the following questions.
- What are the 3 potential hypotheses when comparing these data to the previous 16 decades of hurricane data in Part 1.
- Which hypothesis can you accept? Why?
- How many hurricanes would you expect in the following decade based on your current analysis of the data in Part 1 and 2? Why?