Hypothesis Testing QRST - A hypothesis test is a...

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A hypothesis test is a statistical test that is used to determine whether there is enough evidence in a sample of data to infer that a certain condition is true for the entire population” (Minitab, 2016). The process of significance or hypothesis testing occurs by “comparing the data you have collected with what you would theoretically expect to happen” (Saunders, Lewis, and Thornhill, 2009). This can “be thought of as helping to rule out the possibility that your result could be due to random variation in your sample” (Saunders, Lewis, and Thornhill, 2009). If the results are found to be due to random variation, it cannot be generalized to the population and is no longer considered valuable. A major portion of research is finding the relationship between variables and discovering how such relationships can be generalized to the population. “In statistical analysis you answer” the question “’how does a variable relate to another variable,’” “by testing the likelihood of the
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