**Performance-based logistics**. Refer to the Journal of Business Logistics (Vol. 36, 2015) study of the factors that lead to successful performance-based logistics projects, Exercise $8.15$ (p. 443). You used the data in the PBL file to test whether commercial suppliers have less experience, on average, than government employees. Due to small samples $\left(n_1=6\right.$ commercial suppliers and $n_2=11$ government employees), the test requires the variance of experience to be the same for the two populations. Locate the $p$-value of the test on the printout.

Solution

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$\begin{aligned} n_1&=\text{Sample size}=6 \\ n_2&=\text{Sample size}=11 \\ \alpha&=\text{Significance level}=0.05 \end{aligned}$

We need to determine the P-value from the printout.

The P-value of the two-tailed hypothesis test is mentioned to the right of "p-value (Two-tailed)".

$P=0.9617$