This is page eighteen of the series of free video lessons, "Statistics Lectures".
Statistics - Lecture 52
Null and Alternative Hypotheses
Null Hypothesis (H0
The assumption you're beginning with
The opposite of what you're testing
Alternative Hypothesis (H1
The claim you're testing
Statistics - Lecture 53
Type I and Type II Errors
Outcome 1: We reject the Null Hypothesis when in reality, it is false (Good)
Outcome 2: We reject the Null Hypothesis when in reality, it is true (Type I Error)
Outcome 3: We retain the Null Hypothesis when in reality, it is false (Type II Error)
Statistics - Lecture 54
One-Tailed and Two-Tailed Tests
Testing to see if your calculated value is either above or below wher it's expected to be.
Testing only to see if your calculated value is above where it's expected to be.
Testing only to see if your calculated value is below where it's expected to be.
School District A states that its high schools have an 85% passage rate on the High School Exit Exam. A new school was recently opened in the district, and it was found that a sample of 150 students had a passage rate of 88%, with a standard deviation of 4%. Does this new school have a different passage rate than the rest of School District A?
Does the school have a different passage rate different than 85%? (This is a two-tailed test, because we are testing to see if the mean is either below or above 85%)
Does this new school have a different passage rate greater than 85%? (This is a one-tailed test, because we are testing to see if the mean is greater than 85%)
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