9.9 Optional: Comparing two independent means

(Answers available in Sect. A.9)

A study compared the number of deaths reported from hurricanes with male and female names (Smith 2016).

One of the tables in the paper is shown in Fig. 9.11. Explain in everyday language what this means.

Table 4 from Smith (2016)

FIGURE 9.11: Table 4 from Smith (2016)


Smith, Gary. 2016. “Hurricane Names: A Bunch of Hot Air?” Weather and Climate Extremes 12: 80–84.