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Steps of Hypothesis Testing

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What are the steps of hypothesis testing? Which step is the most important?

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Hypothesis testing is the systematic testing of ideas in a carefully planned and executed procedure. It starts with reducing the problem to be studied into a testable hypothesis. To do this the researcher must consider the ability to do an experiment and take measurements or make observations to understand how the variables are related. In addition, he must consider the ability of others to replicate his experiment to validate his theory. Hanneman, Kposowa, and Riddle (2013) outline the steps as follows:
Step 1: Establish a null hypothesis. A researcher takes the problem ...

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This solution describes the steps in hypothesis testing and identifies the most important step. Includes APA formatted reference.