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Unformatted text preview: sample)-state the conclusion of a hypothesis test in simple, non-technical terms-the 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 value-we test the null hypothesis directly -either reject H0 or fail to reject H0-the 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 hypothesis-the symbolic form of the alternative hypotheses must use one of these symbols (<, >, or =strike out-not equal to)...
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