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Please explain when a researcher might have a Type 1 error and a Type 2 error? What is the significance of each?

Please explain when a researcher might have a Type 1 error and a Type 2 error?  What is the significance of each?

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Type one occurs when a researcher rejects a null hypothesis when it was true or when it was not supposed to be... View the full answer

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  • The significance of type 1 error (represented by alpha symbol) is that it leads to incorrect rejection on the null hypothesis while the significance of type 2 (represented by beta symbol) is the failure to reject an incorrect hypothesis
    • MrSpeedy
    • Apr 04, 2018 at 8:25pm

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