Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
What statistical test would be best used in the following situation? Explain how you arrived to your conclusion. When deciding on a statistical test, consider whether the data are nominal, ordinal, or interval, or ratio level.
A researcher is exploring the differences between men and women on the number of different recreational drugs used. The researcher collects data on a sample of 50 men and 50 women between the ages of 18 and 25. Each participant is asked how many different recreational drugs he or she has ever tried.
The independent variable is gender—male or female, which is nominal.
The dependent variable is the number of reported drugs used, which is ratio.