type I error

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type I error

[‚tīp ′wən ‚er·ər]
(statistics)
One of two types of errors in testing hypotheses: incorrectly rejecting the hypothesis tested when it is true. Also known as error of the first kind.
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Richard Jones, managing director of Alpha Risk Management, said the role of the security industry had widened considerably in the past few years.
Alpha Risk Management, whose clients include HSBC, MTV, S4C, Asda, Oasis, CNN, Fox News, the United States Department of Defense, NHS Trusts and motor sport organisations such as Rally GB and Silverstone, has also found itself becoming more involved in providing security for television companies, as well as events like outdoor music concerts.