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Hypothesis testing

  1. Nov 21, 2006 #1
    I really don't understand hypothesis testing.

    How do I recognize which one is Ho and Ha in a problem?
    Is there a particular trick to facilitate my lfie?
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  3. Nov 24, 2006 #2


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    Null is the hypo. that you are attempting to falsify through your empirical observations. To falsify the null, you need to "prove" that your observations are not due to pure chance (or the probability with which they could be pure chance is low).
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