One sample z test for the mean  overview
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One sample $z$ test for the mean  $z$ test for the difference between two proportions  Logistic regression 


Independent variable  Independent/grouping variable  Independent variables  
None  One categorical with 2 independent groups  One or more quantitative of interval or ratio level and/or one or more categorical with independent groups, transformed into code variables  
Dependent variable  Dependent variable  Dependent variable  
One quantitative of interval or ratio level  One categorical with 2 independent groups  One categorical with 2 independent groups  
Null hypothesis  Null hypothesis  Null hypothesis  
H_{0}: $\mu = \mu_0$
Here $\mu$ is the population mean, and $\mu_0$ is the population mean according to the null hypothesis.  H_{0}: $\pi_1 = \pi_2$
Here $\pi_1$ is the population proportion of 'successes' for group 1, and $\pi_2$ is the population proportion of 'successes' for group 2.  Model chisquared test for the complete regression model:
 
Alternative hypothesis  Alternative hypothesis  Alternative hypothesis  
H_{1} two sided: $\mu \neq \mu_0$ H_{1} right sided: $\mu > \mu_0$ H_{1} left sided: $\mu < \mu_0$  H_{1} two sided: $\pi_1 \neq \pi_2$ H_{1} right sided: $\pi_1 > \pi_2$ H_{1} left sided: $\pi_1 < \pi_2$  Model chisquared test for the complete regression model:
 
Assumptions  Assumptions  Assumptions  


 
Test statistic  Test statistic  Test statistic  
$z = \dfrac{\bar{y}  \mu_0}{\sigma / \sqrt{N}}$
Here $\bar{y}$ is the sample mean, $\mu_0$ is the population mean according to the null hypothesis, $\sigma$ is the population standard deviation, and $N$ is the sample size. The denominator $\sigma / \sqrt{N}$ is the standard deviation of the sampling distribution of $\bar{y}$. The $z$ value indicates how many of these standard deviations $\bar{y}$ is removed from $\mu_0$.  $z = \dfrac{p_1  p_2}{\sqrt{p(1  p)\Bigg(\dfrac{1}{n_1} + \dfrac{1}{n_2}\Bigg)}}$
Here $p_1$ is the sample proportion of successes in group 1: $\dfrac{X_1}{n_1}$, $p_2$ is the sample proportion of successes in group 2: $\dfrac{X_2}{n_2}$, $p$ is the total proportion of successes in the sample: $\dfrac{X_1 + X_2}{n_1 + n_2}$, $n_1$ is the sample size of group 1, and $n_2$ is the sample size of group 2. Note: we could just as well compute $p_2  p_1$ in the numerator, but then the left sided alternative becomes $\pi_2 < \pi_1$, and the right sided alternative becomes $\pi_2 > \pi_1.$  Model chisquared test for the complete regression model:
The wald statistic can be defined in two ways:
Likelihood ratio chisquared test for individual $\beta_k$:
 
Sampling distribution of $z$ if H_{0} were true  Sampling distribution of $z$ if H_{0} were true  Sampling distribution of $X^2$ and of the Wald statistic if H_{0} were true  
Standard normal distribution  Approximately the standard normal distribution  Sampling distribution of $X^2$, as computed in the model chisquared test for the complete model:
 
Significant?  Significant?  Significant?  
Two sided:
 Two sided:
 For the model chisquared test for the complete regression model and likelihood ratio chisquared test for individual $\beta_k$:
 
$C\%$ confidence interval for $\mu$  Approximate $C\%$ confidence interval for $\pi_1  \pi_2$  Waldtype approximate $C\%$ confidence interval for $\beta_k$  
$\bar{y} \pm z^* \times \dfrac{\sigma}{\sqrt{N}}$
where the critical value $z^*$ is the value under the normal curve with the area $C / 100$ between $z^*$ and $z^*$ (e.g. $z^*$ = 1.96 for a 95% confidence interval). The confidence interval for $\mu$ can also be used as significance test.  Regular (large sample):
 $b_k \pm z^* \times SE_{b_k}$ where the critical value $z^*$ is the value under the normal curve with the area $C / 100$ between $z^*$ and $z^*$ (e.g. $z^*$ = 1.96 for a 95% confidence interval).  
Effect size  n.a.  Goodness of fit measure $R^2_L$  
Cohen's $d$: Standardized difference between the sample mean and $\mu_0$: $$d = \frac{\bar{y}  \mu_0}{\sigma}$$ Cohen's $d$ indicates how many standard deviations $\sigma$ the sample mean $\bar{y}$ is removed from $\mu_0.$    $R^2_L = \dfrac{D_{null}  D_K}{D_{null}}$ There are several other goodness of fit measures in logistic regression. In logistic regression, there is no single agreed upon measure of goodness of fit.  
Visual representation  n.a.  n.a.  
    
n.a.  Equivalent to  n.a.  
  When testing two sided: chisquared test for the relationship between two categorical variables, where both categorical variables have 2 levels.    
Example context  Example context  Example context  
Is the average mental health score of office workers different from $\mu_0 = 50$? Assume that the standard deviation of the mental health scores in the population is $\sigma = 3.$  Is the proportion of smokers different between men and women? Use the normal approximation for the sampling distribution of the test statistic.  Can body mass index, stress level, and gender predict whether people get diagnosed with diabetes?  
n.a.  SPSS  SPSS  
  SPSS does not have a specific option for the $z$ test for the difference between two proportions. However, you can do the chisquared test instead. The $p$ value resulting from this chisquared test is equivalent to the two sided $p$ value that would have resulted from the $z$ test. Go to:
Analyze > Descriptive Statistics > Crosstabs...
 Analyze > Regression > Binary Logistic...
 
n.a.  Jamovi  Jamovi  
  Jamovi does not have a specific option for the $z$ test for the difference between two proportions. However, you can do the chisquared test instead. The $p$ value resulting from this chisquared test is equivalent to the two sided $p$ value that would have resulted from the $z$ test. Go to:
Frequencies > Independent Samples  $\chi^2$ test of association
 Regression > 2 Outcomes  Binomial
 
Practice questions  Practice questions  Practice questions  