type I error


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type I error

n. Statistics
The error of rejecting a null hypothesis that is true. Also called alpha error.
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type I error

n
(Statistics) statistics the error of rejecting the null hypothesis when it is true, the probability of which is the significance level of a result
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Under current standards, the auditor is required to achieve a low level of risk of a type II error, but there is no similar prescription for a type I error. In the study, researchers developed an economic model based on the basic assumptions that even though auditors aim to please clients, they also strive to maintain the costs of an audit as planned and to comply with standards.
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However, we also need to recognize that there are usually consequences to type I errors as well (i.e., the ripples).