Select the Correct Statistical Test

Imagine you are a researcher interested in sex differences in student's attitudes toward homosexuals. Specifically, you want to test the idea that women are more accepting of homosexuals and thus have more positive attitudes toward homosexuals than do men. You collect data from 10 men and 10 women using a scale that measures homophobia. Your data look like this (note: higher scores equal more positive attitudes).


2 5
4 5
6 6
8 8
1 9
2 9
5 4
9 2
10 7
2 6
Which of the following tests would you use to test your hypothesis?
Pearsons Correlation Coefficient (r)
Regression Analysis
t-test for Independent Means
t-test for Correlated Means (aka Paired t-test)
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