# Student t test

One group of accounting students took a distance learning class, while another group took the

same course in a traditional classroom. At £ = .10, is there a significant difference in the mean

scores listed below? (a) State the hypotheses. (b) State the decision rule and sketch it. (c) Find the

test statistic. (d) Make a decision. (e) Use Excel to find the p-value and interpret it.

Exam Scores for Accounting Students

Statistic Distance Classroom

Mean scores ¡Âx1 = 9.1 ¡Âx2 = 10.3

Sample std. dev. s1 = 2.4 s2 = 2.5

Number of students n1 = 20 n2 = 20

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Answer

H0: There is no significant difference in the mean score of distance learning group and traditional class room group.

H1: There is significant difference in the mean score of distance learning group and traditional class room group.

The test statistic used is

Independent sample t test where

Rejection criteria: Reject the null hypothesis, if the calculated value of |t | is greater than the critical value of t at 0.10 significance level.

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The solution provides step by step method for the calculation of t Test. Formula for the calculation and Interpretations of the results are also included.