12.3 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 UniSC 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).