In this activity, students will take data from a fictitious two-group design to practice conducting a *t*-test for Independent Means.

First, provide students with the research scenario and the accompanying questions to have them determine the research design, statistical analysis to use, and independent and dependent variables.

Next, have students set up a data file using the included data from the study, and run the appropriate analysis. Students should summarize their results. An answer key and output are included.

Although, SPSS output is provided, this activity could be run using any statistics program or students could perform calculations by hand.

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