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Hypothesis Testing and Proof by Contradiction: An Analogy

The "proof by contradiction" in mathematics, provides a reasonable parallel to the concept of hypothesis testing and in the process helps students see the fallacy of believing that the null hypothesis, H0, is true when they have simply failed to reject it.
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Date Of Record Creation 2005-08-18 12:55:47
Date Of Record Release 2005-08-18 12:55:47
Date Last Modified 2013-01-25 18:05:49
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Author Name C.A.Reeves and J.K. Brewer
Author Organization Teaching Statistics
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