type 2 error

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Statistical probability in hypothesis testing that the test sample supports a conclusion that a value is correctly stated when, in fact, the value is misstated. Also called beta error or beta risk, it is the mirror image of type 1 error and results in a failure to reject a false hypothesis. Written also as type II error.

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The type 2 error was especially misleading as it was effectively a false positive result for us so were excited for nothing.
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Jones made the type 2 error of concluding that there was a higher percentage of women wearing shorts at the beach than men when in fact the opposite was true.
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Discounting the probability that Alice would become a mindless, flesh eating wrench was attributed to a mere type 2 error.
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