Explorations in statistics: hypothesis tests and P values.

  title={Explorations in statistics: hypothesis tests and P values.},
  author={Douglas Curran-Everett},
  journal={Advances in physiology education},
  volume={33 2},
Learning about statistics is a lot like learning about science: the learning is more meaningful if you can actively explore. This second installment of Explorations in Statistics delves into test statistics and P values, two concepts fundamental to the test of a scientific null hypothesis. The essence of a test statistic is that it compares what we observe in the experiment to what we expect to see if the null hypothesis is true. The P value associated with the magnitude of that test statistic… CONTINUE READING

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