It has been reported that many university students are increasingly stressed out as a result of the pandemic and current online learning environment. To respond to the situation, a mental health center at a university is offering online meditation sessions for students. They are planning to investigate if attendance in the sessions can help students reduce their stress levels.
a) What type of experimentation and statistical analysis among the following: ANOVA (one-way, two-way), hypothesis testing (t-test, chi-squared test, F-test, ...), regression analysis, is needed to conduct such investigation?
b) If your answer to part (a) is hypothesis testing, specify the type of the test (e.g. t-test, chi squared test, F-test, ...) that is needed and then write the null and alternative hypothesis for your test.
If your answer to part (a) is one-way or two-way ANOVA, define the factor(s) and their level(s).
If your answer to part (a) is regression analysis, define your random variables.