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Determine both Type I and Type II errors for the following scenario:

Assume a null hypothesis, H 0 , that states the percentage of adults with jobs is at least 88%.

Identify the Type I and Type II errors from these four statements.

  1. Not to reject the null hypothesis that the percentage of adults who have jobs is at least 88% when that percentage is actually less than 88%
  2. Not to reject the null hypothesis that the percentage of adults who have jobs is at least 88% when the percentage is actually at least 88%.
  3. Reject the null hypothesis that the percentage of adults who have jobs is at least 88% when the percentage is actually at least 88%.
  4. Reject the null hypothesis that the percentage of adults who have jobs is at least 88% when that percentage is actually less than 88%.

Type I error: c

Type I error: b

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Chapter review

In every hypothesis test, the outcomes are dependent on a correct interpretation of the data. Incorrect calculations or misunderstood summary statistics can yield errors that affect the results. A Type I error occurs when a true null hypothesis is rejected. A Type II error occurs when a false null hypothesis is not rejected.

The probabilities of these errors are denoted by the Greek letters α and β , for a Type I and a Type II error respectively. The power of the test, 1 – β , quantifies the likelihood that a test will yield the correct result of a true alternative hypothesis being accepted. A high power is desirable.

Formula review

α = probability of a Type I error = P (Type I error) = probability of rejecting the null hypothesis when the null hypothesis is true.

β = probability of a Type II error = P (Type II error) = probability of not rejecting the null hypothesis when the null hypothesis is false.

The mean price of mid-sized cars in a region is $32,000. A test is conducted to see if the claim is true. State the Type I and Type II errors in complete sentences.

Type I: The mean price of mid-sized cars is $32,000, but we conclude that it is not $32,000.

Type II: The mean price of mid-sized cars is not $32,000, but we conclude that it is $32,000.

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A sleeping bag is tested to withstand temperatures of –15 °F. You think the bag cannot stand temperatures that low. State the Type I and Type II errors in complete sentences.

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For Exercise 9.12 , what are α and β in words?

α = the probability that you think the bag cannot withstand -15 degrees F, when in fact it can

β = the probability that you think the bag can withstand -15 degrees F, when in fact it cannot

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In words, describe 1 – β For Exercise 9.12 .

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A group of doctors is deciding whether or not to perform an operation. Suppose the null hypothesis, H 0 , is: the surgical procedure will go well. State the Type I and Type II errors in complete sentences.

Type I: The procedure will go well, but the doctors think it will not.

Type II: The procedure will not go well, but the doctors think it will.

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A group of doctors is deciding whether or not to perform an operation. Suppose the null hypothesis, H 0 , is: the surgical procedure will go well. Which is the error with the greater consequence?

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The power of a test is 0.981. What is the probability of a Type II error?

0.019

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A group of divers is exploring an old sunken ship. Suppose the null hypothesis, H 0 , is: the sunken ship does not contain buried treasure. State the Type I and Type II errors in complete sentences.

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A microbiologist is testing a water sample for E-coli. Suppose the null hypothesis, H 0 , is: the sample does not contain E-coli. The probability that the sample does not contain E-coli, but the microbiologist thinks it does is 0.012. The probability that the sample does contain E-coli, but the microbiologist thinks it does not is 0.002. What is the power of this test?

0.998

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A microbiologist is testing a water sample for E-coli. Suppose the null hypothesis, H 0 , is: the sample contains E-coli. Which is the error with the greater consequence?

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Questions & Answers

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Bolanle Reply
Sixty-four third year high school students were given a standardized reading comprehension test. The mean and standard deviation obtained were 52.27 and 8.24, respectively. Is the mean significantly different from the population mean of 50? Use the 5% level of significance.
Daryl Reply
No
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look for the highest occuring number in the class
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the probability of an event occuring is defined as?
James Reply
The probability of an even occurring is expected event÷ event being cancelled or event occurring / event not occurring
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Simple Bar Chart is a Diagram which shows the data values in form of horizontal bars. It shows categories along y-axis and values along x-axis. The x-axis displays above the bars and y-axis displays on left of the bars with the bars extending to the right side according to their values.
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the first word is chance for that we use percentages
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it is not at all that statistics is a percentage only
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mole of sample/mole ratio or Va Vb
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Yeah. for you to say.
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please answer these questions
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add all the data and divide by the number of data sets. For example, if test scores were 70, 60, 70, 80 the total is 280 and the total data sets referred to as N is 4. Therfore the mean or arthritmatic average is 70. I hope this helps.
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*Tan A - Tan B = sin(A-B)/CosA CosB ... *2sinQ/Cos 3Q = tan 3Q - tan Q
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standard error of sample
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In terms of Statistics or Research , It is a subset of population for measurement.
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