How to explain the results of the independent t test. Steps taken

Recent research has indicated that eating chocolate can improve memory. Jones and Wilson (2011) found that eating chocolate two hours before taking math tests improved scores significantly. Wong, Hideki, Anderson, and Skaarsgard (2009) found that women are better than men on memory tests after eating chocolate.

  • There were 50 men and 50 women who were randomly selected from a larger population.
  • A t-test was conducted to compare men and women’s performance on an assessment after eating chocolate. The results showed an independentt-test value of t .05(99) = 3.43; p < .05