This chapter is organized into two parts. In the first part, the author briefly introduces inferential statistical tests that are commonly used in STEM research. The description of these tests is meant only to provide an overview and to help you determine which tests might apply to your research. In the second part of this chapter, the author provides questions you should be asking yourself about the results of your experiment to interpret your data. These questions will help you as you develop conclusions about your data and determine whether or not the data support your hypothesis. During the course of the chapter you should familiarize yourself with the various inferential statistics, determine which inferential statistics apply to your research data, and determine whether or not differences in your data are statistically significant.
Type Book ChapterPub Date 10/8/2011Stock # PB297X_9