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Why We Need Statistics

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Single Sample t-test

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One-way Analysis of Variance

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Scale Reliability

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Activity: Conducting a t-test for Independent Means

This activity leads students through conducting a t-test for Independent Means using a two group design. Students determine the statistical analysis to use, indentify the independent and dependent variables, set up a data file, enter the provided data, run the appropriate analysis, and summarize the results.

t-test for Independent Means; SPSS Calculation; Identifying IVs & DVs; Interpretation of Output

Author: Natalie Ciarocco & Jaclyn Racaniello

Monmouth University

Posted: Wednesday, May 19, 2010