8. One Sample from One Population

  1. Dieter Rasch1,
  2. Klaus D. Kubinger2 and
  3. Takuya Yanagida2

Published Online: 28 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119979630.ch8

Statistics in Psychology Using R and SPSS

Statistics in Psychology Using R and SPSS

How to Cite

Rasch, D., Kubinger, K. D. and Yanagida, T. (2011) One Sample from One Population, in Statistics in Psychology Using R and SPSS, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119979630.ch8

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

  2. 2

    University of Vienna, Austria

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 2 DEC 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470971246

Online ISBN: 9781119979630



  • one sample, from one population;
  • confidence intervals;
  • precision requirements;
  • inferential statistics;
  • hypothesis testing;
  • point estimation;
  • one-sided confidence interval;
  • one-sided two-sided problems;
  • type-I risk and type-II risk, β;
  • sequential testing


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Parameter µ of a Character Modeled by a Normally Distributed Random Variable

  • Planning a Study for Hypothesis Testing with Respect to µ

  • Sequential Tests for the Unknown Parameter µ

  • Estimation, Hypothesis Testing, Planning the Study, and Sequential Testing Concerning Other Parameters

  • References