Hypothesis Tests

Setting up Hypothesis Tests – Three Useful Tables

Step 1:¬†Words to Symbols Table Read the problem carefully, looking for key phrases and words which will identify the claim. Look for those key phrases in the table below to determine if the claim is the null or alternative hypotheses. It can be either. Because the null and alternative must be complements, finding one will …

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Recognizing problem types: Hypothesis tests

Read the problem looking for keywords and values: What type of variable is the focus of the problem? Is it quantitative, e.g. a mean, or categorical, e.g. a proportion or percent? How many variables are of concern? Is(are) the population(s) standard deviation, sigma, given? Are sample variances equal or are you instructed to assume they …

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