# alternative hypothesis

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## alternative hypothesis

[ȯl¦tər·nət·iv hī′päth·ə·səs]
(statistics)
Value of the parameter of a population other than the value hypothesized or believed to be true by the investigator.
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With the related numbers and initial data, we rejected the null hypothesis of V and accepted the alternative hypothesis.
They tend to forget that the belief, opinion, suspicion or claim to be tested is stated as the alternative hypothesis while the null hypothesis represents all other possibilities.
G/S] = 19) for "equally efficient" versus the one-sided alternative "the IPA HMOs are more efficient than the G/S HMOs" did not support the alternative hypothesis for 16 of the 20 runs at the 10 percent or less significance levels.
0]: [mu]1 = [mu]2 = [mu]3 = [mu]4, was rejected in favor of the alternative hypothesis, [H.
Trope and Bassok found a preference for searching for information that distinguishes between the original hypothesis and a possible alternative hypothesis.
Table 2 presents the ADF and the PP tests for the null hypothesis that the first difference of each series contains a unit root against the alternative hypothesis that it does not.
The null hypothesis, [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], was tested against the alternative hypothesis, [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY professor Donna Hoffman on a widely-publicized study that found high levels of depression among Internet users in the Pittsburgh area: "An alternative hypothesis to `the Internet makes you depressed' is that Pittsburgh makes you depressed.
The first article reviews the reported benefits of play training, speculates about the specific processes that may be at work in these interventions, and generates an alternative hypothesis about the reasons for its effectiveness.
Beta] = 1) is easily rejected for both males and females, implying a + b [is less than] 1, which, from equation (4) above, corresponds to the alternative hypothesis [Beta] [is less than] 1.
i] is distributed normally was rejected at the 5% confidence level, and the alternative hypothesis that [sub.
The null hypothesis that CPRICE and MEDST jointly have no effect on ARATE is tested against the alternative hypothesis that at least one of the two coefficients is non-zero.

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