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.

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

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

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

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