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Hypothesis Testing
Common Core: S.IC.5

Hypothesis Testing

Author: Ryan Backman

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.


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.