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Date:         Thu, 13 May 2004 08:18:07 -0400
Sender:       "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         Art Kendall <>
Organization: Social Research Consultants
Subject:      Re: Only 30 responses for T-test?
Comments: To: Elsa-Sofia Morote <>
In-Reply-To:  <>
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It seems that someone was pulling your leg.

Art Social Research Consultants University Park, MD USA (301) 864-5570

Elsa-Sofia Morote wrote:

> Dear colleagues, > I heard in a discussion that SPSS has some deficiences when applying > F-tes > and T-test to large samples. The person said "when you compare two > groups, > and you have lets say 100 individuals in one group and 120 in the > other, you > have to take a randon sample of 30 to run a T-test, because SSPSS has > deficiences"..."you must only have 27-30 responses for run T-test and > F-test > in SPSS to overcome SPSS deficiences in samples...." > Could somebody tell me if this is correct? Which deficiences SPSS has in > F-test, and T-test? Why we have to take randon sample of our sample? > Why we > can only test with 27-30 responses? Any thoughts? > > _________________________________________________________________ > Getting married? Find tips, tools and the latest trends at MSN Life > Events. > >

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