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Week_5_6_slides_2 - The Logic of Statistical...

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The Logic of Statistical Inference-- Testing Hypotheses Confirming your research hypothesis (relationship between 2 variables) is dependent on ruling out – Rival hypotheses – Research design problems (e.g. measurement error, non-representative sample), and/or – Chance— sampling error-- the natural tendency of any sample to differ from the population from which it was drawn 1 ScWk 242 Week 6 Inference
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Statistical inference The use of theoretical sampling distributions to test hypotheses Theoretical sampling is based on the premise that no relationship exists between the two variables 2 ScWk 242 Week 6 Inference
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