What is the T Distribution?
The t distribution is a continuous probability distribution that is symmetric and bell-shaped like the normal distribution but with a shorter peak and thicker tails. It was designed to factor in the greater uncertainty associated with small sample sizes.
The t distribution describes the variability of the distances between sample means and the population mean when the population standard deviation is unknown and the data approximately follow the normal distribution. This distribution has only one parameter, the degrees of freedom, based on (but not equal to) the sample size. [Read more…] about T Distribution: Definition & Uses