Statistics and Probability Module: Identifying Appropriate Test Statistics Involving Population Mean

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In the previous module, you have learned more about hypothesis. You identified the two kinds of hypotheses and the directionality test of hypothesis. The module also discussed about the notations commonly used in formulating a hypothesis. You also accomplished activities identifying the test of hypothesis to be used after formulating null and alternative hypotheses.

This time, you are ready to identify the test statistic to be used when the population variance is known and unknown.

After going through this module, you are expected to:

1. define the statistical concepts related to test concerning means;

2. identify the appropriate form of test statistics when: (a) the population variance is assumed to be known; (b) the population variance is assumed to be unknown; and (c) the Central Limit Theorem is to be used; and

3. apply the concepts of test statistic on real-life problems.

Statistics and Probability Quarter 4 Self-Learning Module: Identifying Appropriate Test Statistics Involving Population Mean


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