# Web Activities

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#### Conduct an independent samples t-test

Go to this website: http://www.socscistatistics.com/tests/studentttest/Default2.aspx

There is the belief that being a dog person or cat person actually says something about your own personality. Ask the class to categorize themselves into dog people or cat people (even if they don’t own a pet or own both, just have them categorize themselves). Then have them answer this question:

I see myself as someone who gets nervous easily.

• 1 = Disagree strongly
• 2 = Disagree a little
• 3 = Neither agree nor disagree
• 4 = Agree a little
• 5 = Agree strongly

Have the class enter their data into the above calculator and conduct a two-tailed significance test to determine whether there is a statistically significant difference on neuroticism when comparing dog and cat people.

#### Conduct an independent samples t-test

Go to this website: http://www.socscistatistics.com/tests/studentttest/Default2.aspx

Who spends the most time on social media? Nielsen recently reported that females spend more time on social media platforms, compared to males. Have the students in your class track how long (in minutes) they spend on these five social media platforms: YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter. Then group your students into gender categories. Have the class enter their data into the above calculator and conduct a two-tailed significance test to determine whether there is a statistically significant gender difference when comparing how many minutes females and males are on social media.

#### Think of a simple question that you can post on social media to determine if you network differs from the general population.

Go to this website: http://www.socscistatistics.com/tests/studentttest/Default2.aspx

Think about a simple question you could ask your friends through social media. Before you ask the question, you will need to think of a question that allows people to be categorized easily (typically, demographic variables are the simplest) and provide an answer to a question that can be measured and quantified (e.g., you can compute the mean). Then, post your question online. Using the data your friends report, use the calculator above to conduct a two-tailed significance test to determine whether there is a statistically significant difference between your two groups.