Chapter 4. Significance Testing

  1. Richard Boddy and
  2. Gordon Smith

Published Online: 10 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470749296.ch4

Statistical Methods in Practice: for Scientists and Technologists

Statistical Methods in Practice: for Scientists and Technologists

How to Cite

Boddy, R. and Smith, G. (2009) Significance Testing, in Statistical Methods in Practice: for Scientists and Technologists, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470749296.ch4

Author Information

  1. Statistics for Industry, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 AUG 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746646

Online ISBN: 9780470749296

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Keywords:

  • significance testing - hypothesis testing;
  • significance testing methodology;
  • one-sample t-test;
  • Lodachrome Photographic Chemicals Ltd;
  • significance test - one-sample t-test;
  • significance testing procedure;
  • null hypothesis;
  • confidence intervals - alternative to significance testing;
  • Goldwater's confidence interval;
  • confidence interval and population standard deviation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The one-sample t-test

  • The significance testing procedure

  • Confidence intervals as an alternative to significance testing

  • Confidence interval for the population standard deviation

  • F-test for ratio of standard deviations

  • Problems