• Story Name: Auto Pollution Filter Noise
  • Story Topics: Automotive, Consumer, Energy, Engineering, Environment,
  • Datafile Name: Auto Pollution Filter Noise
  • Methods: Boxplot, ANOVA,
  • Abstract:

    The data are from a statement by Texaco, Inc. to the Air and Water Pollution Subcommittee of the Senate Public Works Committee on June 26, 1973. Mr. John McKinley, President of Texaco, cited the Octel filter, developed by Associated Octel Company as effective in reducing pollution. However, questions had been raised about the effects of pollution filters on aspects of vehicle performance, including noise levels. He referred to data presented in the datafile associated with this story as evidence that the Octel filter was was at least as good as a standard siiencer in controlling vehicle noise levels.

    The data constitute a 3-way factorial experiment with 3 replications. The factors are type of filter (2 types), vehicle size (3 sizes), and side of car (two sides). If your computer program permits you to specify a three-way model, you can carry out the analysis that way.

    If vehicle size or side of car is ignored, the resulting two-way analysis can be carried out. In fact, it may be instructive to do so.

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