## Question 730:

1## Answer:

No answer provided yet.The steps are:

1. Identify the statistical test : Pick which test to conduct based on the data and constraints such as the scale and normality.

2. State the Hypotheses: Identify the test as either 1 or 2 sided and identify alpha.

3. Specify the Decision Rule: If the p-value is less than alpha the reject Ho (or if the test statistic exceeds the critical value).

4. Calculate the Test Statistic: Use the formula for the test statistic, for example a 2 sample t-test.

5. Make and explain the decision : State whether the Null Hypothesis was rejected, interpret the results and explain them in English.

Keep in mind that these steps are to help you in conducting a hypothesis test, it's OK to combine or modify the steps as long as you have the key components in there--e.g. Null Hypothesis, alpha and test statistic.