Introducing Hypothesis Testing Through Confidence Intervals

Introducing Hypothesis Testing Through Confidence Intervals

(Sorry for the lack of blogging here … I have two texts in production and it has really slowed me down …)

Last week in my Statistics classes we learned to construct confidence intervals for a population proportion and a population mean. On the last day of the week I had students work on a project that contained a mixture of these types of confidence intervals, and then students had to extend their knowledge to use the interval to perform a two-tailed hypothesis test. I walked through one example with them, and then students worked in pairs to write up the other four hypothesis tests on the worksheet.

You can find a summary of the class session, as well as get a copy of the handout, on my StatBlog.

I feel that it was a great way to introduce hypothesis testing before we get to the hypothesis testing chapter.

I’d love to hear what you think, either in the comments or by dropping me a line on Twitter.


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