Thursday, November 20, 2008

Single-Blind Controlled Test

All of the sudden gas is down to under 2 bucks, some guy with the name "Hussein" is in charge, and Saturday Night Live is funny again. And due to a bizzaro turn of events in America we have new burdens. Some people burdened with the choice of what to do with their political career. Others are faced with grave markets and financial woes. Do I invest in this or that? Do I keep my job or look for something during the political shake up? Things have changed and decisions need to be made. I myself had to decide on a toughie today:

At the Seven-Eleven the Skor bar caught my eye... but right next to it was the Heath bar. Which to get? Whats the dif? I had no idea. I bought both so I can once and for all put this to rest.

A Single Blind Highly Controlled Field Experiment Study:

Skor v. Heath

Main Category: Crystalline Solid Disaccharide

Also Included In: Monoclinic Hemihedral Crystalline Structure Bases

Publish Date: 20 Nov 2008 - 4:00 PDT

Study Participant(s): Mary A. McMullen (known alias: McMary)
Participant demographic: 27, Caucasian, Non-Smoker, College educated, Mormon, and all around Bad-Ass.

Materials: 1 Heath Bar (made by Hershey's) and 1 Skor Bar (also made by Hershey's).

Abstract of Study Structure: I broke off a piece of the Skor and a hunk of the Heath... I put them in a cup, shook the cup and then closed my eyes. I took the first piece out with my right hand and ate some. Then I took the second piece out with my left hand; ate some of that one. I decided which I preferred. Since they have the same texture, I didn't know which was which. It was not until after I selected the winner did I open my eyes. Skor bar insides are much darker then Heaths. That is how I was able to tell which one was which after the conclusion.

Matrix & Results:

Values: "Hb"= Heath Bar; "Sk" = Skor

If the optimal sample size is Large, the sample estimator of the effect is normally distributed, and the critical value for rejecting the hypothesis that there is no effect is

As one might expect for the regression of one right-hand-side variable on the others, its least-squares solution is closely related to the solution Hb of the mode for Sk, since for a probability of size Hb that the null will be accepted.

Hb i2x ~ (Sk + 18)

---------- = 12589643.35

(-5 Hb )

Conclusion & Discussion: Heath Bar tasted better. If I had a choice, I would choose See's White Chocolate Coconut Cashew Brittle.


Mer Swift said...

Mare, thanks for your results. I'm glad this comparison has been made. And are you taking stats right now? Because I am. Well, it's a ed. psych class, but stats too.

Amberly said...

you are so damn funny.

Hayley's Comment said...

What's funny is I actually understand all the research mumbojumbo. Yeah, I'm a nerd. Don't mind me, I'll be in school like F-O-R-E-V-E-R (spoken real slow like on Sandlot). Miss you!

Mr. Findlay said...

Mary, I was quite pleased with your objective treatment of the said experiment. Please allow me to offer the services of my Physicist brother Justin in checking your equations. And it's lovely to bask in the personality that we (Michelle and I) miss so profoundly.

Michelle said...

Your next experiment should compare the effects of said chocolate in ice cream. Skor shake or Heath shake?

Jennifer said...

That really was the best thing I've seen all day.

Anonymous said...

Hey.... I thought you had trouble with your statistic class at USU. It seems to be that you've got it. Love, Momma-Jo