Hypothesis Testing
Common Core: S.IC.5

Hypothesis Testing


This lesson will introduce hypothesis testing.

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Terms to Know
  • Alternative Hypothesis

    A claim that a population parameter differs from the value claimed in the null hypothesis.

  • Hypothesis

    A claim about a population parameter.

  • Hypothesis Testing

    The standard procedure in statistics for testing claims about population parameters.

  • Null Hypothesis

    A claim about a particular value of a population parameter that serves as the starting assumption for a hypothesis test.