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Posted by **Stephanie** on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at 10:37pm.

A) P<.001

B) P<.005

C) P=.05

D) P>.05

Okay, I have the answer key and know the question is A, but I always thought that if the P value is greater than .05 than it IS considered significant and you can reject your null hypothesis-am I wrong??

19) Also somewhat of a smilar question:

Which of the following is the most significant result?

A) t9df=2.538 for a 1-sided t- test

B) t15df=2.538 for a 2 sided t-test

C) t26df= 2.538 for a 1-sided t- test

D) t49df= 2.538 for a 2 sided t-test

I have the same problem here, the first multiple choice letter that I rejected (choice C) was the right answer?!?!

- math-statistics -
**PsyDAG**, Sunday, March 30, 2008 at 12:00pmYou can reject Ho if p ≤ .05, which means that the results you have found would happen by chance 5% of the time or less. P > .05 means that there is a greater than 5% probability that the results were due to chance. Under those conditions, I would not reject the Ho.

Since I have not worked in the area for some time, for your last question, I searched Google under the key words "*t-test significance one-tailed 'degrees of freedom'*" to get these possible sources:

http://www.psychstat.missouristate.edu/introbook/sbk25.htm

http://www.bized.co.uk/timeweb/crunching/crunch_experiment_reviewb.htm

http://books.google.com/books?id=2oEQyOIyCbUC&pg=RA1139-PA2&lpg=RA1139-PA2&dq=%22t+test%22+significance+%22one+tailed%22+%22degrees+of+freedom%22&source=web&ots=hJ038C041Z&sig=KfJKzwtnGcQEtpchFKHTdV13Mio&hl=en

http://www.bized.co.uk/timeweb/crunching/crunch_experiment_reviewb.htm

http://books.google.com/books?id=2oEQyOIyCbUC&pg=RA1139-PA2&lpg=RA1139-PA2&dq=%22t+test%22+significance+%22one+tailed%22+%22degrees+of+freedom%22&source=web&ots=hJ038C041Z&sig=KfJKzwtnGcQEtpchFKHTdV13Mio&hl=en

In the future, you can find the information you desire more quickly, if you use appropriate key words to do your own search.

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

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