# When should you use a t test?

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## When should you use a t test?

It is mostly used when the data sets, like the data set recorded as the outcome from flipping a coin 100 times, would follow a normal distribution and may have unknown variances. A t-test is used as a hypothesis testing tool, which allows testing of an assumption applicable to a population.

## When should a paired t test be conducted?

A paired t-test is used when we are interested in the difference between two variables for the same subject. Often the two variables are separated by time. For example, in the Dixon and Massey data set we have cholesterol levels in 1952 and cholesterol levels in 1962 for each subject.

## What are the conditions for t test?

The common assumptions made when doing a t-test include those regarding the scale of measurement, random sampling, normality of data distribution, adequacy of sample size and equality of variance in standard deviation.

## What is the t test in physical fitness?

The T-Test is a simple running test of agility, involving forward, lateral, and backward movements, appropriate to a wide range of sports. purpose: the T-Test is a test of agility for athletes, and includes forward, lateral, and backwards running.

## What does the T value tell you?

The t-value measures the size of the difference relative to the variation in your sample data. Put another way, T is simply the calculated difference represented in units of standard error. The greater the magnitude of T, the greater the evidence against the null hypothesis.

## Is a higher T value better?

Generally, any t-value greater than +2 or less than – 2 is acceptable. The higher the t-value, the greater the confidence we have in the coefficient as a predictor. Low t-values are indications of low reliability of the predictive power of that coefficient.

## What does P value of 0.2 mean?

If p-value = 0.2, there is a 20% chance that the null hypothesis is correct?. P-value = 0.02 means that the probability of a type I error is 2%. P-value is a statistical index and has its own strengths and weaknesses, which should be considered to avoid its misuse and misinterpretation(12).

## What does P value mean in t test?

In statistics, the p-value is the probability of obtaining results at least as extreme as the observed results of a statistical hypothesis test, assuming that the null hypothesis is correct. A smaller p-value means that there is stronger evidence in favor of the alternative hypothesis.

## What does P value tell you?

When you perform a hypothesis test in statistics, a p-value helps you determine the significance of your results. A small p-value (typically ≤ 0.05) indicates strong evidence against the null hypothesis, so you reject the null hypothesis.

## Is P value of 0.03 Significant?

So, you might get a p-value such as 0.03 (i.e., p = . 03). This means that there is a 3% chance of finding a difference as large as (or larger than) the one in your study given that the null hypothesis is true. 03, we would reject the null hypothesis and accept the alternative hypothesis.

## What does the P value of 0.01 mean?

A P-value of 0.01 infers, assuming the postulated null hypothesis is correct, any difference seen (or an even bigger “more extreme” difference) in the observed results would occur 1 in 100 (or 1%) of the times a study was repeated. The P-value tells you nothing more than this.

## What does p value 0.05 mean?

P > 0.05 is the probability that the null hypothesis is true. 1 minus the P value is the probability that the alternative hypothesis is true. A statistically significant test result (P ≤ 0.05) means that the test hypothesis is false or should be rejected. A P value greater than 0.05 means that no effect was observed.

## What does P value of .001 mean?

In economics and most of the social sciences what a p-value of . 001 really means is that assuming everything else in the model is correctly specified the probability that such a result could have happened by chance is only 0.1%. A highly statistically significant result does not tell you that a result is robust.

## At what P value do you reject the null hypothesis?

0.05

## How do you know when to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis?

After you perform a hypothesis test, there are only two possible outcomes. When your p-value is less than or equal to your significance level, you reject the null hypothesis. When your p-value is greater than your significance level, you fail to reject the null hypothesis.