Test statistic for a coin toss

Discussion in 'Scientific Statistics Math' started by Gactimus, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. Gactimus

    Gactimus Guest

    I want to form a statistical hypothesis built around the likelihood that a
    tossed coin will land on heads approximately 50% of the time. Could anyone
    help me get started? I mainly need help deciding which test statistic to use
    (Z, T, F, or chi squared).

    Any help would be great.
     
    Gactimus, Nov 29, 2004
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. You are interested in the binomial distribution, which can be
    approximated by a Gaussian distribution. Do you know of
    "Bernoulli trials"?

    --
    Mostly economics: <http://www.dreamscape.com/rvien/#PublicationsForFun>
    r c
    v s a Whether strength of body or of mind, or wisdom, or
    i m p virtue, are found in proportion to the power or wealth
    e a e of a man is a question fit perhaps to be discussed by
    n e . slaves in the hearing of their masters, but highly
    @ r c m unbecoming to reasonable and free men in search of
    d o the truth. -- Rousseau
     
    Robert Vienneau, Nov 30, 2004
    #2
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.