Guide for performing a T-Test on the TI-83

1. Put the data for the activity into two lists, one for each of the samples being tested (L1, L2).

2. Press the button and the statistical menu will appear. Press and confirm that TESTS is highlighted on the top row. Scroll down using the key until you reach choice 4: 2-Samp TTest. Press the button.

In the T-Test menu, make sure that Data is highlighted in the first row and the Pooled option (line 7) is set to Yes. Use the key to scroll to the eighth row and press while Calculate is highlighted and flashing.

The screen will display the results of the T-Test. If there is a significant difference between the two populations, the magnitude of the p value (line 3) will be less than or equal to the alpha level selected (0.05, 0.001, etc)

Original work on this document was done by Central Virginia Governor's School students Andrew Wallace, Lori Hill, and Deinna Nunley (Class of '98).

Copyright © 1998 Central Virginia Governor's School for Science and Technology, Lynchburg, VA