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Report the test statistic value

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Homework Statement



Is the ideal number of children equal to 2 or higher or lower than that? For testing that the mean response from a survey equals 2.0 for the question "What do you think is the ideal number of children to have?"

(a). Report the test statistic value and show how it was obtained from other values.

Homework Equations


test of mu = 2.0 vs. not=2.0
N=1302, mean=2.49, stdev=0.85, SE mean:0.0236, T=20.8, P=0.00000

The Attempt at a Solution




I know that the test statistic "Z" = (Phat - Pnot) / sqrt((Pnot*(1-Pnot)/n)

What I don't know is which numbers to use for Phat and Pnot. The examples from class are if you flip a coin 10 times, then Pnot is 1/2 because you expect to get heads half the time. And if you flip the coin 10 times and you get 7 heads, then Phat = 7/10. But I don't know how to use that to help me with this problem.

Homework Statement





Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution

 

Answers and Replies

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You should ask yourself whether you should be doing a proportion test in this case.
 
  • #3
i dont understand...
 
  • #4
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Why did you decide to perform a proportion test? Look at your null and alternate hypotheses. What statistic are you testing?
 

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