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Hypothesis Testing

The use of statistics to determine the probability that a given hypothesis is true.

See also Bonferroni Correction, Estimate, Fisher Sign Test, Paired t-Test, Statistical Test, Type I Error, Type II Error, Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test


Hoel, P. G.; Port, S. C.; and Stone, C. J. ``Testing Hypotheses.'' Ch. 3 in Introduction to Statistical Theory. New York: Houghton Mifflin, pp. 52-110, 1971.

Iyanaga, S. and Kawada, Y. (Eds.). ``Statistical Estimation and Statistical Hypothesis Testing.'' Appendix A, Table 23 in Encyclopedic Dictionary of Mathematics. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 1486-1489, 1980.

Shaffer, J. P. ``Multiple Hypothesis Testing.'' Ann. Rev. Psych. 46, 561-584, 1995.

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