Stuck trying to interpret the results of a statistical test - specifically finding the critical values for the t-distribution? You've come to the right place. This t score calculator generates the critical values for student's t distribution for a given confidence level. Simply enter the requested parameters (alpha level) into the calculator and hit calculate. The critical value represents an associated probability level of the result occuring on the cumulative probability distribution. It generates critical values for both a left tailed test and a two-tailed test (splitting the alpha between the left and right side of the distribution).
This t score calculator replaces the use of a t distribution table ; it automates the lookup process and can generate a much broader range of values. In the traditional version, you use the t score table and alpha value to find the appropriate critical value for the test. Remember to adjust the alpha value to reflect the nature of the test - one sided or two sided.
This version of the t score calculator is used to generate the critical values of t - the cutoff values required to meet specific significance goals for a t test. If you are looking to convert a t statistic into a p value, you will want to use this version of the t score calculator. We also have two other calculators you can use to directly compute the t-statistic from sample data: a single sample t test to compare a sample with a hypothesis and a two sample t-test for comparing two samples with each other.
This calculator is good for situations where you're working with small sample sizes. Student's t distribution will converge on the standard normal distribution as the sample size increases. If you are working with a smaller sample, you should consider using the version we set up to find critical values of a standard normal.
This t score calculator is part of a larger collection of tools we've assembled as a free replacement to paid statistical packages. The other tools on this site include a descriptive statistics tool, confidence interval generators (standard normal, proportions), linear regression tools, and other tools for probability and statistics. Many calculators allow you to save and recycle your data in similar calculations, saving you time and frustration. Bookmark us and come back when you need a good source of free statistics tools.