It's the end of the year and you are trying to get ready for the AP Statistics Exam. You know that one of the free response questions is going to be a full significance test. How do you choose the right test? We have some great strategies to help you pick the right one.
How do I know which free response question is asking for a full significance test?
1. Paragraph of context followed by a full blank page
Writing up a full significance test requires a lot of writing, so the AP Exam writers are going to be sure to provide you with a lot of space. Most often, this question is going to be one part only (paragraph) but there have been a few that have one quick question before or after the significance test.
2. Most often the significance test is free response question #4 or #5
This has been true for all of the AP Statistics exams from 2010 to 2018, with the exception of 2016 (#2).
3. "Do the data provide convincing statistical evidence..."
This is the most clear giveaway. All of the most recent AP Statistics Exams have used exactly this wording.
Now, which test do I choose?
Easy...just follow this flowchart.