Tag: Significance Level

  • Type 1 and Type 2 Errors

    Type 1 and Type 2 Errors

    In statistics, Type 1 and Type 2 errors relate to inaccurate conclusions in tests. Type 1 is a false positive, rejecting a true idea, while Type 2 is a false negative, accepting a false idea. Balancing these errors is essential for valid study results.

  • Null Hypothesis

    Null Hypothesis

    In statistical hypothesis testing, the null hypothesis asserts a lack of effect and serves as a baseline for evaluation. Specific tests are employed to assess evidence, leading to either the rejection or the failure to reject this initial assumption. This methodology is pivotal in both scientific inquiry and rational decision-making.