hypothesis testing

  

Definition

Procedure for deciding if a null hypothesis should be accepted or rejected in favor of an alternate hypothesis. A statistic is computed from a survey or test result and is analyzed to determine if it falls within a preset acceptance region. If it does, the null hypothesis is accepted otherwise rejected.

Use hypothesis testing in a sentence

  • The hypothesis testing was used by the statisticians in creating the possible strategic outcomes that could realistically occur for our new project.

    5 people found this helpful
  • We were at the hypothesis testing stage of our experiment and would see how good we were at guessing the outcome.

    4 people found this helpful
  • You should try out some hypothesis testing to figure out what may be the best way to proceed in the future.

    2 people found this helpful
Show more usage examples...

Related Videos




http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/hypothesis-testing.html

Have a question about hypothesis testing? Ask for help in the
Community
Browse by Letter: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z