Lesson 11: Hypothesis Testing

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  • Read Chapters 22 and 23 in the text.
  • Work through the Lesson 11 online notes that follow.
  • Complete all lesson assignments as listed in the Canvas Module.

Learning Objectives

Chapters 22 and 23

After successfully completing this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Formulate appropriate null and alternative hypotheses.
  • Identify the type 1 and the type 2 error in the context of the problem.
  • Use  the four basic steps to carry out a significance test in some basic situations.
  • Interpret a p-value in terms of the problem.
  • State an appropriate conclusion for a hypothesis test.

Terms to Know

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From Chapters 22 and 23

  • hypothesis (significance) tests
  • null hypothesis
  • alternative hypothesis
  • one-sided alternative
  • two-sided alternative
  • population mean
  • population proportion (p)
  • population percent
  • sample estimate
  • test statistic
  • p-value
  • type 1 error
  • type 2 error
  • statistical significance