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null hypothesis


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  • n. A hypothesis set up to be nullified or refuted in order to support an alternative hypothesis. When used, the null hypothesis is presumed true until statistical evidence in the form of a hypothesis test indicates otherwise. Therefore, the null and the alternative hypothesis must be mutually exclusive and exhaustive. The use of the null hypothesis is controversial.


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  • But you can never prove ze null hypothesis. That Ha denotes ze alternative hypothesis, in contrast, zat's just a fact. Try disproving it.

    October 26, 2011

  • Oh yeah? Prove it.

    October 26, 2011

  • H0!

    October 26, 2011

  • Silly 'zuzu! Ha denotes the alternative hypothesis.

    October 25, 2011

  • Ha!

    October 25, 2011

  • Rejected.

    April 30, 2011