11.3 Critiquing past students’ reports 2

The extracts below are from an actual student Project Report. Critique these extracts, and suggest better ways of communicating the information.

From a study comparing resting heart rates between male and female SCI110 students:

  • Null hypothesis: Among current USC students studying SCI110, male and female resting heart rates are the same.
  • Results: The sample presents evidence (\(\chi^2 = 30.0\); two tailed \(P = 0.517\)) that the mean resting heart rate does not have a significant difference between males and females (males mean: 72.6 bpm; females mean 77.2 bpm).