hypothesis testing


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hypothesis testing

[hī′päth·ə·səs ‚test·iŋ]
(statistics)
The branch of statistics which considers the problem of choosing between two actions on the basis of the observed value of a random variable whose distribution depends on a parameter, the value of which would indicate the correct action.
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Also, we believe that our main contribution is the proposal of a novel algorithm, SDL, based on sequential hypothesis testing.
Sample size for hypothesis testing of the primary question is a function of the type I error rate or significance level (usually 0.
It is important to remember that a P value in hypothesis testing does not tell us anything about the magnitude of the effect.
In Table 4, which has been named as hypothesis testing, inferential statistics known as Pearson correlation coefficient (R) is used.
noninformative hypothesis testing and explain why, whenever possible,
Such claims are especially interesting given that there are surprisingly tight relationships, both philosophically and mathematically, between some interpretations of the confidence interval approach and the null hypothesis testing process.
Next, we talked about whether the relationship was statistically significant by considering hypothesis testing.
Statistical Hypothesis Testing of the Impact of the Cultural Diversity Initiative
Each submission must employ one or more fundamental principles of epidemiology, ranging from ethics to hypothesis testing.
Nonetheless, comparisons of phylogenetic patterns between independent datasets in which one data set can be used to control for one or more potentially relevant parameters offers a valid method of hypothesis testing.
Key words: confirmation strategies; disconfirmotion strategies; information search strategies; treatment hypothesis testing
As ecology matures as a scientific discipline, ecologists are more and more confronting the inadequacy of using classical hypothesis testing to draw biologically meaningful conclusions from their data.