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Why We Need Statistics

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One-way Analysis of Variance

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Scale Reliability

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Activity: Single-sample t-test with Caramel Apple Pops

This hands-on activity has students collect data that they analyze (by hand and with SPSS) using a single-sample t-test. They compare the weights of a sample of Caramel Apple PopsTM to the population mean (i.e., the advertised weight).

Author: Maya G. Sen

Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2013