Party all the time


(This is just an excuse to do a dinky little statistical analysis. Because I’m feeling analysis-deprived tonight.)

Long ago (2011) I took a series of online quizzes to figure out when the internet thought my average age of death was (which is a super valid prediction method, right?). Because I’m bored and have no life whatsoever, I’ve decided to re-take those same quizzes today and see if there is a statistically significant difference in the mean age of my death according to the internet.

GO!

The Data:

Year2011 year2015
86       87
70       67
79       79
90       84
89       89
85       85
91       90
85       85

Method: Since this is me just repeating a bunch of tests I’d taken before, this calls for a paired t-test!

H0: there is no difference in the means for 2011 and 2015
Ha: there is a difference in the means for 2011 and 2015

Results: The difference of the sample means is 1.125. With t = 1.3864, p-value = 0.282, we do not have significant evidence to reject the null hypothesis that there is no difference in the means for 2011 and 2015

Basic conclusion: My average lifespan (according to the internet) has neither increased nor decreased since 2011.

The end.

Sorry I’m so boring.

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