Video: One Sample and Paired-Samples t-test (SPSS for Beginners)

Video (6:02) from Research by Design and Dr. Todd Daniel, described as follows, “When we calculate the mean of a sample, we can then use a one-sample t test to compare that sample mean to another mean, such as a mean from a population, a normative group, or another known value (mean). The “one sample” t test is also called a “single sample” t test. You are comparing the mean from a sample to a single mean. This video will introduce you to concepts that you will need later when you learn about hypothesis testing.”

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In this video (7:49) “You use a paired samples t test in two research designs. One, you conduct a study with a before-and-after design, in which you measure the same sample at two different times with a treatment in between. Two, you have paired participants, such as a study of twin pairs, matched samples, or even puppy siblings from the same litters (see the extended video below). This test is variously called “repeated measures t test,” “repeated t test,” “paired t test,” or “paired samples t test.” All of them use the “within subjects” design. In this video, you will also learn about how to interpret the output of this test.”