alternative hypothesis

  

Definition

In hypothesis testing, a proposition that is accepted if the null hypothesis is rejected.

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  • The scientist decided to come up with an alternative hypothesis that the experiment would turn out a different way than he thought.

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  • The alternative hypothesis was confirmed in the next trial so we then presented our research and results to the manager.

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  • If you can't figure out why your plan isn't working you may need to come up with an alternative hypothesis and give it a shot.

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