Type I error
- the error made in the statistical testing of a hypothesis by rejecting the null hypothesis when it is actually true.
Origin of Type I error
First recorded in 1960–65
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type I error
- statistics the error of rejecting the null hypothesis when it is true, the probability of which is the significance level of a result