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  Means test - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term means test refers to an investigative process undertaken to determine whether or not an individual or family is eligible to receive certain types of benefits from the government.
The "test" can consist of quantifying the party's income, or assets, or a combination of both.
During the Great Depression, the test was used to screen applicants for such programs as Home Relief in the United States, and starting in the 1960s, for benefits such as those provided by the Food Stamp Program.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Means_test   (119 words)

 Quantitative Methods in Public Administration, Normal Curve Means Tests
Normal curve means tests, commonly called simply "hypothesis tests," are a basic method of exploring possible differences between two samples, or of testing the null hypothesis that an observed sample mean does not differ significantly from zero.
Tests of normality are discussed further in the section on testing assumptions.
If the distance from the hypothesized real mean of 55 to the sample mean of 59 (4 years) is 1.96 standard errors or greater, then the proportion of cases in the tail is.025 or less, and the proportion in both tails is.05 or less.
www2.chass.ncsu.edu /garson/pa765/normal.htm   (1882 words)

 Nuclear disarmament article - Nuclear disarmament nuclear weapons Mutual Assured Destruction History Partial Test - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Arms control advocates had campaigned for the adoption of a treaty banning all nuclear explosions since the early 1950s, when public concern was aroused as a result of radioactive fallout from atmospheric nuclear tests and the escalating arms race.
Parties to the PTBT held an amendment conference that year to discuss a proposal to convert the Treaty into an instrument banning all nuclear-weapon tests; with strong support from the United Nations General Assembly, negotiations for a comprehensive test-ban treaty began in 1993.
The reactions of the USA to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, which include military invasions and the acceleration of research and development of nuclear weapons, are a motivating factor in relaunching a nuclear arms race, but this time with a very different version of MAD.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Nuclear_disarmament   (621 words)

 means test - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about means test   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Method of assessing the amount to be paid in social security benefits (for example, the income support and housing benefits), which takes into account all sources of personal or family income.
The longer-term unemployed and those not covered by the scheme were to receive assistance only after a ‘means test’ had been applied and the amount of unemployment benefit assessed.
The Unemployment Act 1934 retained the means test as a method of administering unemployment benefit.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /means+test   (195 words) Two-Sample t-Test for Equal Means   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We are testing the hypothesis that the population mean is equal for the two samples.
The third section prints the pooled standard deviation, the difference in the means, the t-test statistic value, the degrees of freedom, and the cumulative distribution function (cdf) value of the t-test statistic under the assumption that the standard deviations are equal.
The fourth section prints the pooled standard deviation, the difference in the means, the t-test statistic value, the degrees of freedom, and the cumulative distribution function (cdf) value of the t-test statistic under the assumption that the standard deviations are not equal.
www.itl.nist.gov /div898/handbook/eda/section3/eda353.htm   (715 words)

 Com 3310 | t test
Ideally, for this test, the subjects should be randomly assigned to two groups, so that any difference in response is due to the treatment (or lack of treatment) and not to other factors.
Tests: Levene's test for equality of variances, and both pooled- and separate-variances t tests for equality of means.
The average difference between each data value and the hypothesized test value, a t test that tests that this difference is 0, and a confidence interval for this difference (you can specify the confidence level).
comm2.fsu.edu /faculty/comm/mcclung/ttest.htm   (912 words)

 Statistical Testing Calculators
Hypothesis Testing of Means -- Test a sample mean against a hypothesized value using the t-test.
Chi-square test for equality of distributions -- the chi-square test for tabled frequency data, where it is assumed all samples have the same frequency distribution.
Chi-square test for known distributions -- chi-square test where the samples are tested against a known distribution.
www.ifigure.com /math/stat/testing.htm   (400 words)

 Difference of means test
Because some sources of variation are controlled, a matched-pairs test is designed to detect smaller variations in the dependent variable -- such as expenditures for defense, in the case of nations.
Strictly speaking, the test is for the difference computed between the means of two samples, drawn and computed an infinite number of times, compared with the difference between the two means of their parent populations:
For historical reasons, the difference of means test is referred to as the t-test, even thought the t distribution is really necessary only for small samples.
www.janda.org /c10/Lectures/topic07/L18-.5diffmeanstest.htm   (538 words)

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The Pap test is not a diagnostic test.
The cells obtained during the Pap test are removed from the outermost layer of cells from the surface of the cervix.
An abnormal Pap test is not a diagnosis.
www.gyncancer.com /pap-test.html   (2289 words)

 Means test - New Bankruptcy Reform Act
With the new bankruptcy laws in effect, debtors will have to first pass a two-part means test before filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
In the first part of the means test, your monthly income multiplied by 12 is compared to your state's median annual income.
Under the Means Test, any creditor, trustee or judge will look at your monthly income, minus certain living expenses like food and rent.
www.legalhelpers.com /legal_helpers/brc_articles_means_test.html   (380 words)

 What bankruptcy reform means to consumers
The presumption of abuse is part of a "means test" to determine whether a debtor deserves to have some or all debts wiped away.
The means test will determine whether a debtor can declare Chapter 7 bankruptcy, in which the court forgives all debt that is not backed by collateral, or Chapter 13 bankruptcy, in which the debtor repays some or all debt during three to five years of court supervision.
The two-year limit means that if a wealthy scofflaw managed to move to one of these states, buy a mansion and hold off creditors for more than two years before declaring bankruptcy, he might be able to keep the house.
www.bankrate.com /brm/news/pf/20010316a.asp   (1735 words)

 No Social Security Means Test, Eh? Guess What? by John Attarian
They had to show that they lacked sufficient means (income and assets) of their own, hence the term "means test" — something which many found deeply humiliating.
Means testing and benefit taxation do the same thing: they deny benefits to people with higher incomes (adequate means).
In effect, Congress had kicked means testing out the front door by repeatedly liberalizing the retirement earnings test — only to sneak it back in through the kitchen window with benefit taxation.
www.lewrockwell.com /orig3/attarian5.html   (1362 words)

 Comparing Group Means: The T-test and One-way ANOVA Using STATA, SAS, and SPSS
Suppose you want to test if the population mean of the death rates from lung cancer is 20 per 100,000 people at the.01 significance level.
The mean and standard deviation of the 44 observations are 19.653 and 4.228, respectively.
The folded form F test is widely used to examine whether two populations have the same variance.
www.indiana.edu /~statmath/stat/all/ttest/ttest.html   (4763 words)

 Dix-Hallpike test for vertigo
Your health professional will carefully observe any involuntary eye movements (nystagmus) that may occur during this test to determine if the cause of your vertigo is central (inside the brain) or peripheral (affecting the inner ear or the nerve leaving it).
This means you do not have a brain or inner ear problem causing vertigo, although you may have a problem with dizziness.
The test is inexpensive, easy to do, and is commonly done as part of the physical exam when you visit your health professional for complaints of dizziness or vertigo.
www.webmd.com /hw/health_guide_atoz/hw262771.asp   (359 words)

 WAC 448-16-030   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
(5) "Data entry" means the process of providing information through a keyboard to the instrument for the purposes of (a) identifying a breath test document to an individual and (b) statistical analysis.
(8) "External standard test" means the use of a simulator containing a certified simulator solution, to provide a known alcohol vapor concentration to test the accuracy and proper working order of the instrument.
(9) "Internal standard test" means the use of a quartz filter to provide a check that the instrument has maintained calibration since the last time calibration was performed and is in proper working order at the time of the test.
www.cowanlawfirm.com /wac44816030.htm   (313 words)

 New law's 'means' test just mean, bankruptcy experts say   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The heart of the sweeping new bankruptcy law set to take effect in October is a so-called "means test" that many filers will be forced to undergo to prove they are worthy of erasing their debts.
Supporters of the legislation insist that the means test will weed out abusers and force people who can truly afford it to pay back at least some of their debts.
Debtors will trigger the means test if they make more than their state's median household income, adjusted for family size and inflation.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/05116/494270.stm   (690 words)

 What is the Chapter 7 "Means Test"? (1/23/06)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The basic purpose of the means test is to compare monthly income and expenses to determine whether or not a Chapter 7 discharge would constitute an
Means testing is only applicable to debtors whose annualized current income exceeds the median family income for the state of residence and family size involved.
In calculating income for means testing, however, average income for the six months immediately prior to the filing of the bankruptcy petition is used as opposed to actual or projected income at the time of filing.
www.orb.uscourts.gov /orb/documents.nsf/232c86e7f0a2db8b882567b0005e1a39/9c5b84138d4a267388256c760082043a   (541 words)

 ABSTUDY, Means Tests: Chapter 66 - Family Actual Means Test (FAMT)
The Family Actual Means Test is used to assess the level of entitlement for means-tested allowances for dependent students or New Apprentices where their parent/s’ taxable income may not be a good indication of their need for ABSTUDY assistance.
The Family Actual Means Test (FAMT) assesses a family's financial resources by determining their spending and savings for the appropriate tax year.
The FAMT is directed towards designated parents who may receive income from sources other than a wage or salary, or have an assessable income under the parental income test that may not accurately reflect their capacity to pay the costs of education because of their ability to legitimately minimise their taxable income.
www.dest.gov.au /sectors/indigenous_education/publications_resources/abstudy/means_tests/family_actual_means_test.htm   (1631 words)

 The Single Means Test
The populist doctrine that means tests reduce the tax burden is the greatest fraud ever perpetrated against voters, and also the most successful: people simply refuse to believe that they could have been fooled so completely, for so many years, on a matter of such scale and importance [note 1].
If means tests based on economic rent are thought not to give a sufficient degree of abatement, there is no case for introducing a supplementary income test, because such a test is a hidden income tax.
If all means tests were abolished in favour of increased taxes on income and capital, the ``increase'' in taxation would be apparent rather than real, because of the equivalence between means testing and taxation.
www.grputland.com /subs/mcclure.htm   (9522 words)

 Means Test Calculator - Middle District of Florida | United States Bankruptcy Court
Means Test Calculator - Middle District of Florida
One of the major changes brought about by the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 (“Act”) was the implementation of a “means test” to be applied to chapter 7 and 13 cases for debtors whose incomes exceed the median income for their states.
As a follow up to the CLE program on the new legislation which took place in June of 2005, Judge Williamson has created an Excel spreadsheet which performs the means test calculations within Interim Official Form B22A (Chapter 7) and B22C (Chapter 13).
www.flmb.uscourts.gov /calculator.htm   (233 words)

 Randomization Test on Means of Matched Pairs
In some ways the randomization test on the means of two matched samples is even simpler than the corresponding test on independent samples.
From the parametric t test on matched samples, you should recall that we are concerned primarily with the set of difference scores.
Everitt was interested in testing the experimental hypothesis that cognitive behavior therapy would lead to weight gain.
www.uvm.edu /~dhowell/StatPages/Resampling/RandomMatchedSample/RandomMatchedSample.html   (938 words)

 The Florida Bankruptcy Law Blog: The Means Test Does Not Affect Everybody
The part of the new bankruptcy law which has received most attention is the "means test." The means test is a mathematical formula that determines your qualification to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy based on your income and expenses and other applicable special circumstances.
Individuals that do not pass the means test because they are deemed able to repay part of their debts must file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy in lieu of a Chapter 7 liquidation.
Most people do not understand that the means test applies only to those individuals whose debts are primarily consumer or household debts.
www.bankruptcyorlando.com /2005/10/the_meeans_test.html   (247 words)

 means definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
You can't live out there alone with no means of transportation.
It'll be impossible to find a house in this area that's within their means.
You were by no means the worst player.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/features/dictionary/DictionaryResults.aspx?refid=1861628898   (149 words)

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The larger the difference between means the less likely the difference is due to sampling errors.
The smaller the variance around the mean for each group, the less likely the difference is due to sampling error.
F test, test for equal variance Fail to reject Ho = Use t-test for equal variance.
www.csubak.edu /~pjennings/stat.400/ttest.ppt   (460 words)

 ABSTUDY, Means Tests: Chapter 70 - Current Family Actual Means Test - Current Family Actual Means Test Assessment
When a family has a reduction in family actual means from the base tax year, they can request that their actual means be assessed on the current year, i.e.
Current FAMT assessment is used if total family actual means decrease because a family gives up substantial employment to take up full-time or concessional study-load study.
Generally, a full-time course of study, and the reduction in actual means, will need to last for at least 2 years.
www.dest.gov.au /sectors/indigenous_education/publications_resources/abstudy/means_tests/current_family_actual_means_test_assessment.htm   (698 words)

 Means test: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Means test: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic
The "test" can consist of quantifying the party's income, EHandler: no quick summary.
[For more facts and a topic of this subject, click this link] benefits be subjected to a means test; though this was hailed by some as a common-sense solution to what is almost universally regarded as an impending crisis in funding the program, EHandler: no quick summary.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/me/means_test.htm   (300 words)

 t-Test on Means
In this section, we refer to t-tests which are used to compare independent sample means.
Assume that the difference in means between the groups postulated by your H1 is equal to one half of the standard deviation, thus d = 0.5 (e.g., mu
We use a compromise power analysis to compute an optimum critical value for the test statistic which satisfies the ratio q := beta/alpha.
www.psycho.uni-duesseldorf.de /aap/projects/gpower/reference/reference_manual_04.html   (456 words)

 wcco.com - Springtime Means Test Time For MN Students
What's more, the state is rolling out a new generation of tests that are aligned with the rewritten graduation standards.
One thing is clear: It will be nearly impossible to compare test scores from last year with this year's because this is a new test, based on new standards.
Putting a new test into place is a huge undertaking, said Mike Lindstrom, a testing expert in the Anoka-Hennepin School District.
wcco.com /local/local_story_065100204.html   (347 words)

 Majikthise : Schwab advocates Social Security means test
A means test could result in attempts to hide income and wealth to retain eligibility.
The problem is that means testing social security would mean admitting that Social Security is a form of welfare, and not really a retirement account that we all share.
In a strictly reality-based world, there would be some kind of means test for Social Security; and nobody would have a problem with putting aside a little money for those who reach retirement with nothing.
majikthise.typepad.com /majikthise_/2004/11/schwab_advocate.html   (1225 words)

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