One Sample t-Test

Statistics Solutions provides a data analysis plan template for one sample t-test.  You can use this template to develop the data analysis section of your dissertation or research proposal.

The template includes research questions stated in statistical language, analysis justification and assumptions of the analysis.  Simply edit the blue text to reflect your research information and you will have the data analysis plan for your dissertation or research proposal.

Data Analysis Plan: One Sample t-Test

Copy and paste the following into a word document to use as your data analysis plan template.


Research Question:

Does variable differ significantly from hypothesized mean?

H0Variable does not differ significantly from hypothesized mean.

HaVariable differs significantly from hypothesized mean.

Data Analysis

To examine the research question, a one sample t test will be conducted to compare variable to hypothesized mean [insert mean here]. The one sample t test is an appropriate analysis when the researcher compares the mean of a sample with a hypothesized mean to assess if differences occur. The assumptions of the one sample t test include: the data must be normally distributed within the population, the data should be independent, and the scores of one participant are not dependent upon scores of another participant.


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