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Lesson 7: Hypothesis Testing: Fundamentals and Use in Population Means and Proportions This lesson introduces the student to the definition and application of hypothesis testing in statistics. Learning Objectives Upon completion of Lesson 7, you should be able to: Identify the structure and goal of hypothesis testing. Apply hypothesis testing to population means. Apply hypothesis testing to population proportions. What To Do Next Reading Assignments Click on the Reading Assignments link above to access your textbook reading assignments and lecture notes. Assessment There is no exam or assignment to be completed in this lesson. The material presented in this lesson will be covered in the Lesson 8 exam. Congratulations! Once you have completed these items, and have received a passing score on the assessment, you are ready to move on to your next lesson! Reading Assignments Text Readings Statistical Reasoning for Everyday Life , Chapter 9 Additional Readings DIRECTIONS: To access ProQuest articles, you MUST first open a Web browser window to the ProQuest Library; otherwise, you will be denied access to the articles when you click the links. Once your browser is open to ProQuest, simply click on the link for the article you need to read. For detailed instructions on how to access ProQuest, click here . For non-ProQuest articles, use the provided Internet link to access the Required Readings material. ProQuest Articles
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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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