MA260C Lesson 7 Reading Assignments.docx

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Testing Fuzzy Hypotheses Based on Vague Observations: A P-value Approach Testing for a Constant Coefficient of Variation in Nonparametric Regression by Empirical Processes Lecture Notes “An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.” -John Tukey Welcome to Lesson 7- nearly complete with our journey! An important component of statistics is testing our hypotheses. We can’t simply assert something is true, much like the Wright Brothers couldn’t assert their beginning planes would indeed become and stay airborne, they had to assume they would work and then they tried it out. Trial and error and hypothesis testing have something in common. We can all make claims, educated guesses, and even, a time or two, assert something that wasn’t true as though it were. I liken hypothesis testing to an educated guess (which it is!) because that is how many hypotheses begin-with an assumption, assertion,
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