Statistical significance testing

Compare a sample proportion with a hypothesised population value. P-values can be calculated for one or two-tailed comparisons and are compared to a specified significance level.

# 1-sample z-test for a population proportion

Compare a sample proportion with a hypothesised population value. P-values can be calculated for one or two-tailed comparisons and are compared to a specified significance level.

Inputs are:

- - a sample estimate of the proportion;
- - sample size for the estimate;
- - a population estimate for comparison;
- - specified significance level; and
- - whether test is one-tailed or two-tailed.

Outputs include:

- - the sample proportion and asymptotic (normal approximation) confidence limits (based on specified significance level);
- - z and P values for the difference between the sample proportion and the population estimate and their interpretation;
- - whether or not z * p values are > 5 (to ensure test validity); and
- - a plot of the confidence limits for the proportion.