# 250 word question. Please it is urgent

*label*Statistics

*timer*Asked: May 4th, 2015

**Question description**

A pharmaceutical company conducts a
study to evaluate the relationship between length of time taking drug X and
size of tumor. They enlist 2400 patients with the same type of benign tumor who
have been on drug X for varying lengths of time (measured in days). They find
that the longer the patient is on the drug, the smaller the patient’s tumor
size (measured in volume). In fact, they report the results as *r*(2398) =
-.21, with significance of *p* < .0001. What is your initial perception
of this information? What are other ways, beyond looking at the *p*-value
alone, you could use to try to interpret what this outcome of *r*(2398) =
-.21 tells us about the relationship between length of time taking drug X and
the size of the tumor? Support your responses.

**250
words plus reference**