level of significance

  

Definition

The likelihood that a statistical test will reject the data and hypothesis, despite the hypothesis actually being true.

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  • I did not think the issue warranted a high level of significance because it was not really important in the grand scheme of things.

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  • You should try to figure out what the level of significance of an event is to know if you need to react or not.

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  • The researchers were curious about the level of significance in their studies and research, this meant they attempted to find the chance that their statistical test with go against their data and hypothesis - even if the hypothesis was actually true.

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