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# "t" Value & Developing a Research Question

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Calculate the "t" value for independent groups for the following data using the formula presented in the module. Check the accuracy of your calculations. Using the raw measurement data presented above, determine whether or not there exists a statistically significant difference between the salaries of female and male human resource managers using the appropriate t-test.

Develop a research question, testable hypothesis, confidence level, and degrees of freedom. Draw the appropriate conclusions with respect to female and male HR salary levels. Report the required "t" critical values based on the degrees of freedom.

Salary Level
Female HR Directors Male HR Directors
\$50,000 \$58,000
\$75,000 \$69,000
\$72,000 \$73,000
\$67,000 \$67,000
\$54,000 \$55,000
\$58,000 \$63,000
\$52,000 \$53,000
\$68,000 \$70,000
\$71,000 \$69,000
\$55,000 \$60,000
*Do not forget what we all learned in high school about "0"s.

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#### Solution Summary

The solution determines the "t" value and assists with developing a research question.

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