Conducting Hypothesis Testing for a Mean: Process & Examples


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Sherri is doing a study. She believes that the subjects in her study will do about the same as the entire population would. Thus, the belief that Sherri's mean does not differ from the population's mean is the _____ hypothesis, and the belief that Sherri's mean is significantly different from the population's mean is the _____ hypothesis.

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1. Khan is designing a study and needs to operationalize his variables. Which of the following variables is already operationalized?

2. When calculating the t statistic, Kris is confused. For x-bar, he should put the mean of _____, and for mu, he should put the mean of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With these materials, you'll be asked about things such as steps in hypothesis testing, null and alternative hypothesis, and methods for hypothesis testing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments aim to challenge you on:

  • The number of hypotheses in hypothesis testing
  • Methods used to see if data fits a hypothesis
  • Proper steps for hypothesis testing
  • The application of P-values
  • Alternative hypotheses for null hypotheses

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about methods and steps for hypothesis testing
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the relationship between alternative and null hypotheses and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding P-values

Additional Learning

The video lesson, Conducting Hypothesis Testing for a Mean: Process & Examples, will dig deeper into related concepts such as:

  • The process of testing for a mean
  • A breakdown of the hypothesis testing steps
  • An example of hypothesis testing
  • Interpretation of test results