# Type I error

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What role does Type I error play in the following scenario? Suppose you had three independent groups that were randomly selected and randomly assigned. Why would you conduct an ANOVA at p = .05 instead of conducting three two sample t tests at p = .05? Explain how cumulative Type I error might affect your decision-making.

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1. What role does Type I error play in the following scenario? Suppose you had three independent groups that were randomly selected and randomly assigned. Why would you conduct an ANOVA at p = .05 instead of conducting three two sample t tests at p = .05? Explain how cumulative Type I error might affect your decision-making.

Type I error is the error of rejecting a null hypothesis when it is actually true. We are making a Type I error when we observe a difference when in truth ...

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