# Explaining 6 Basic Statistics Questions on Hypothesis Testing

I am just wanting someone to see if answered these word questions correctly. My book isn't exactly to the direct point. I understand if your unable to.

Which of the following accurately describes the critical region?

* outcomes with a high probability if the null hypothesis is true

* outcomes with very low probability if the null hypothesis is true (this is the one i selected?)

* outcomes with a high probability whether or not the null hypothesis is true

* outcomes with a very low probability whether or not the null hypothesis is true

with o= .05, how are the boundaries for the critical region determined?

* boundaries are drawn so there is 5% (0.5) in the center of the distribution

* boundaries are drawn so there is 5 % (.05) in each tail (this is what i chose, but i am torn between it and the 2.5% because of each tail?)

* boundaries are drawn so there is 2.5% (.025) in each tail

* boundaries are drawn so there is 10% (.10) in each tail of the distribution

If a hypothesis test produces a z score in the critical region, what decision should me made?

*fail to reject the null hypothesis

* fail to reject the alternative hypothesis

* reject the alternative hypothesis

* reject the null hypothesis (this is the one i had chosen?)

A sample of n= 25 individuals is selected from a population with u=80 and a treatment is administered to the sample. what is expected if the treatment has no effect?

* the sample mean should be very different from 80 and should lead you to fail to reject the null hypothesis

* the sample mean should be close to 80 and should lead you to fail to reject the null hypothesis

* the sample mean should be very different from 80 and should lead you to reject the null hypothesis

* the sample mean should be close to 80 and should lead you to reject the null hypothesis. ( this is the one that i had chosen?)

which of the following is an accurate definition of a type 1 error?

* rejecting a false null hypothesis

* rejecting a true null hypothesis (this is the one i had chosen?)

* failing to reject a false null hypothesis

* failing to reject a true null hypothesis

which of the following is an accurate definition of a type II error?

* rejecting a true null hypothesis

* rejecting a false null hypothesis

* failing to reject a true null hypothesis

* failing to reject a false null hypothesis ( this is the one i had chosen?)

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Which of the following accurately describes the critical region?

outcomes with very low probability if the null hypothesis is true

with o= .05, how are the boundaries for the critical region ...

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Six basic statistics questions regrading hypothesis testing

A two tailed hypothesis test is being uses to evaluate a treatment effect with o= .05. if the sample data produce a z- score of z= -2.24 what is the correct decision?

* reject the null hypothesis and conclude that the treatment has an effect

* fail to reject the null hypothesis and conclude that the treatment has no effect

* fail to reject the null hypothesis and conclude that the treatment has an effect

* reject the null hypothesis and conclude that the treatment has no effect

the critical boundaries for a hypothesis test are z= +1.96 and -1.96. if the z score for the sample data is z= -1.90, what is the correct statistical decision?

* reject H1

* reject Ho

* fail to reject Ho

* fail to reject H1

A researcher administers a treatment to a sample of participants selected from a population with u= 80. If a hypothesis test is used to evaluate the effect of the treatment which combination of factors is most likely to result in rejecting the hypothesis?

* a sample mean much different than 80 with o= .01

* a sample mean near 80 with o=.01

* a sample mean much different than 80 with o= .05

* a sample mean near 80 with o= .05

under what circumstances can a very small treatment effect still be significant

* if the standard error of M (oM) is very large

* if the sample size of (n) is very large

* if the sample standard deviation (o) is very large

* all of these factors are likely to produce significant results.

A sample of n=9 individuals is selected from a population with u= 60 and o=6, and a treatment is administered to the sample. after the treatment, the sample mean M= 63. What is the Cohen's d for this sample?

* 1.00

* 0.33

* 2.00

* 0.50

Which of the following is an accurate definition for the power of a statistical test?

* the probability of supporting a false null hypothesis

* the probability of rejecting true null hypothesis

* the probability of rejecting a false null hypothesis

* the probability of supporting true null hypothesis