alternative hypothesis


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alternative hypothesis

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(Statistics) statistics the hypothesis that given data do not conform with a given null hypothesis: the null hypothesis is accepted only if its probability exceeds a predetermined significance level. Compare hypothesis testing, null hypothesis
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The null hypothesis was adopted as no significance for regression by adjusted coefficients, and significance of the regression as alternative hypothesis.
At level we accept null hypothesis for natural logs of GDP, broad money supply, domestic credit to private sector and remittances and we accept alternative hypothesis for the remaining series.
therefor the null hypothesis is accepted and the alternative hypothesis is rejected.
In order to investigate the properties of the proposed measures, simulations based on two general conditions were carried out: (1) without differential item functioning or null hypothesis conditions and (2) with differential item functioning or alternative hypothesis conditions.
In inferential statistics, specifically in hypothesis testing, there are two contending hypotheses: the null hypothesis (H0) and the alternative hypothesis (), in which the objective is to gather evidence through sampling that would either support or reject one of the hypotheses.
These tests allow us to determine which of the models most adequately describes the behavior of the firms in the market by testing the null hypothesis that two competing models adjust equally well to the data, versus the alternative hypothesis that one model fits better.
In order to answer this question, the following null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis have been formulated and tested.
Bursting Neurons and Fading Memories: An Alternative Hypothesis of the Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's Disease

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