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Logic of Significance/Hypothesis Testing

Published on 02/27/2004

Activity Overview

This set covers the logic of significance/hypothesis tests. Students decide whether a one- or two-tailed test is appropriate. They also decide, by comparing the p-value to the alpha level, whether statistically significant evidence exists.

Before the Activity

  • Download the attached LearningCheck™ file to students' calculators.
  • Students should have access to either the TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus family of calculators.
  • During the Activity

    This LearningCheck&tade; appvar can be sent to your class using TI-Navigator™.

    After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary