17 Jan 2024

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10 Nov 2023

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# Resolved:Question 1 - You have a z-score of 2.31. What is the p-value of this test?

I think we can solve this by checking z-table for 2.3 and 0.01 which is 0.98956. So we subtract this from 1 and get 0.01044 which multipy by 2 to get p-value = 0.02088. So why answer is 'not enough information'.

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13 Nov 2023

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Hello Kartik!

Thanks for reaching out!

This is a tricky question. Yes, you know the z-value BUT you do not know if this is a left-tailed, right-tailed or two-tailed test. Once you know this, you can calculate the p-value.

By the way, you can use the p-value calculator that we have developed for calculating the p-value with great certainly.

Best,

The 365 Team

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17 Jan 2024

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Despite the Z-score is positive (indicating an upper tail), indeed, we need some more specification about the type of test, to know if we are supposed to compare the p-value to alpha/2(for a two tailed test) or just alpha (for a one tailed test).  If p< alpha or p<alpha/2, we reject the null hypothesis.