Review the resources listed below to prepare for this week's assignment. Before reviewing these resources, read through the assignment instructions so you know what you will be expected to do with this material.

**As you explore the resources this week, consider the following questions:**

- What is a population?
- What is a hypothesis test for a mean?
- What is 95% confidence?
- What are test-statistics?
- How do we know what influences the choice of the t test or z test in one-sample hypothesis tests on the population mean?
- What is an ANOVA test used for?
- What is the F test?
- What are the assumptions for samples related to ANOVA?
- Under what conditions is an F-Test used?

**Straightforward Statistics: Chapter 10 - t-tests (One-Sample and Within-Groups)**by Glenn Geher; Sara HallISBN: 9780199751761Publication Date: 2014-05-01Geher, G., & Hall, S. (2014). Straightforward statistics : Understanding the tools of research. (Chapter 10) Retrieved from: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/nu/detail.action?docID=1692209

- Reading this chapter will help you see the value of t-tests in the real-world. This chapter will also teach you about calculating one-sample t-tests and within-group t-tests.

- Reading this chapter will help you see the value of t-tests in the real-world. This chapter will also teach you about calculating one-sample t-tests and within-group t-tests.
**Straightforward Statistics: Chapter 11 - The Between-Groups t-testing**by Glenn Geher; Sara HallISBN: 9780199751761Publication Date: 2014-05-01Geher, G., & Hall, S. (2014). Straightforward statistics : Understanding the tools of research. (Chapter 11) Retrieved from: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/nu/detail.action?docID=1692209

- Reading this chapter will help you answer the question- do two groups differ on some continuous variable? This chapter will give you the knowledge you need to begin calculating between-group t-tests.

**Straightforward Statistics: Chapter 12 - Analysis of Variance**by Glenn Geher; Sara HallISBN: 9780199751761Publication Date: 2014-05-01Geher, G., & Hall, S. (2014). Straightforward statistics : Understanding the tools of research. (Chapter 12) Retrieved from: https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/nu/detail.action?docID=1692209

- Reading this chapter will introduce you to one of the core statistical tools, ANOVA, and show how it is used to answer a number of research questions.

- Reading this chapter will introduce you to one of the core statistical tools, ANOVA, and show how it is used to answer a number of research questions.

**Hypothesis Test for a Mean**Stat Trek. (n.d.). Hypothesis Test for a Mean. Retrieved from: http://stattrek.com/hypothesis-test/mean.aspx?Tutorial=AP- Reviewing this resource will show you the way hypotheses are structured when you are testing the value of the mean.

**T-Test in Excel***Excel Easy.*(n.d.). T-Test in Excel. Retrieved from: http://www.excel-easy.com/examples/t-test.html- Reviewing this resource will illustrate how to conduct a t-test using Excel..

**F-Test in Excel***Excel Easy.*(n.d.). F Test in Excel. Retrieved from: http://www.excel-easy.com/examples/f-test.html- Reviewing this resource will illustrate how to calculate the F-test statistic in Excel.

**Outlining Purposes, Stating the Nature of the Present Research, and Listing Research Questions or Hypotheses in Academic Papers**Spielman, R. M., Dumper, K., Jenkins, W., Shehzad, W. (2011). Outlining purposes, stating the nature of the present research, and listing research questions or hypotheses in academic papers.*Journal of Technical Writing and Communication*, 2, 139. Retrieved from: https://doi-org.proxy1.ncu.edu/10.2190%2FTW.41.2.c- Reviewing this paper will help you understand the value of outlining and showing the nature of the present research.

**Selecting Statistics**Trochim, W. M. (2006). Selecting statistics. Retrieved from: https://www.socialresearchmethods.net/selstat/ssstart.htm- Reviewing this resource will help you understand the steps to selecting the appropriate statistics to answer your research questions.

- Reviewing this resource will help you understand the steps to selecting the appropriate statistics to answer your research questions.
**The T-Test**Trochim, W. M. (2006). The T-Test. Retrieved from: http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/stat_t.php- Reviewing this resource will illustrate how to interpret the results of a t-test.

**ANOVA in Excel***Excel Easy.*(n.d.). ANOVA in Excel. Retrieved from: http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/stat_t.php

- Reviewing this resource will illustrate how to conduct an ANOVA analysis using Excel.

**ANOVA Test: Definition, Types, Examples**ANOVA test: Definition, types, examples. (n.d.) Retrieved from: https://www.statisticshowto.datasciencecentral.com/probability-and-statistics/hypothesis-testing/anova/

- Reviewing this resource will illustrate examples of ANOVA designs and how to interpret the results of an ANOVA.

**T-Statistic Confidence Interval (video) 11:46**Kahn Academy. (2010, Nov 3). T-statistic confidence interval. https://youtu.be/hV4pdjHCKuA

- Reviewing this video will introduce you to the central limit theorem and the sampling distribution of the mean.

**Statistics 101: ANOVA, A Visual Introduction (video) 24:17**Foltz, B. (2013, Apr 27). Statistics 101: ANOVA, A Visual Introduction https://youtu.be/0Vj2V2qRU10

- Reviewing this video will provide you with a solid, conceptual foundation about ANOVA using illustrations and graphics.

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