Department

GeographyCourse Code

GGR270H1Professor

Damian DupuyStudy Guide

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One Sample Means Test

¾ Used when the objective is to examine one sample and you are testing whether there is

a significant difference between the sample and the population

¾ If the sample is significantly different, then statistical inference allows the researcher to

conclude that the sample is drawn from different population.

1. Hypotheses

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H0: No significant difference between the mean of sample 1 and the population mean.

Therefore, the sample is drawn from the same population.

HA: There is a significant difference between the mean of sample 1 and the population

mean. Therefore, the sample is drawn from a different population.

2. Critical Value

Use the Z distribution if n> or = 30 and the t distribution if n<30

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3. Test Statistic

4. Decision rule.

If Ztest LV!RURU= .RU. then reject H0.

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