# Explaining the difference between standard deviation and standard error

Under what circumstance is a t statistic used instead of a z-score for hypothesis test?

- when o is known

- when o is unknown (this is the one i had chosen)

- when o is small

- when o is large

A sample of n=25 scores has a mean of M= 83 and a standard deviation of s=15. Explain what is measured by the sample standard deviation.

Compute the estimated standard error for the sample mean, and explain what is measured by the standard error.

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Under what circumstance is a t statistic used instead of a z-score for hypothesis test?

- when o is known (I choose this one, I am sure of my answer)

- when o is unknown

- when o is small

- when o is large

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