Unformatted text preview: sample)state the conclusion of a hypothesis test in simple, nontechnical termsthe null hypothesis (denoted by H sub 0 [zero]) is a statement that the value of a population parameter (such as proportion, mean, or standard deviation) is equal to some claimed valuewe test the null hypothesis directly either reject H0 or fail to reject H0the alternative hypothesis (denoted by H sub 1, H sub a, or H sub A) is the statement that the parameter has a value that somehow differs from the null hypothesisthe symbolic form of the alternative hypotheses must use one of these symbols (<, >, or =strike outnot equal to)...
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 Fall '08
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 Statistics, Null hypothesis, Statistical hypothesis testing

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