hypothesis testing

noun

statistics the theory, methods, and practice of testing a hypothesis concerning the parameters of a population distribution (the null hypothesis) against another (the alternative hypothesis) which will be accepted only if its probability exceeds a predetermined significance level, generally on the basis of statistics derived from random sampling from the given populationCompare statistical inference

Nearby words

  1. hypothenuse,
  2. hypothermal,
  3. hypothermia,
  4. hypotheses,
  5. hypothesis,
  6. hypothesise,
  7. hypothesize,
  8. hypothetical,
  9. hypothetical imperative,
  10. hypothetico-deductive

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