How to Find P-Value

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What type of test measures whether some observed value is similar to the population statistic, or if the difference between the observed value and the population statistic is large enough that it isn't likely to be by coincidence.

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1. Which of the following refers to the probability of finding an observed value (a data point) relative to all other possible results for the same variable.

2. What is the first step in finding the p-value?

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This quiz/worksheet combo will test your knowledge of p-value and how it establishes the truth of a circumstance or observation.

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These assessments will reveal what you know about the following:

  • What type of test measures whether some observed value is similar to the population statistic
  • The first steps in finding the p-value
  • What do tests of significance reveal

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what type of test measures whether some observed value is similar to the population statistic or if the difference between the observed value and the population statistic is large enough that it is not coincidental
  • Knowledge application use your knowledge to answer questions about the first step in finding the p-value by calculating a test statistic
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what tests of significance reveal as well as what they prove and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Further your understanding of p-value by reviewing the lesson called How to Find P Value. The lesson will cover the following areas:

  • The definition of a p-value
  • An example of the standard normal distribution curve
  • How to find the p- value
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