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    Statistics - Null and Alternate Hypothesis - Type of Error

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    Dr. H wants to conduct a statistical test that will show her new medication to be effective in decreasing violence in criminals.
    a. What is the null hypothesis?
    b. What is the alternate hypothesis?
    She statistically shows that her medication decreases violence in criminals, but in actuality, it has no effect.
    c. What type of error is this?
    d. How could she statistically control for this type of error so that she is less likely to make that error in the future?>
    e. Provide an example of the other type of error.

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    (a) Ho: The medication has no effect in decreasing the violence in criminals

    (b) Ha: The ...

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    The null and alternate hypothesis is examined. A complete, neat and step-by-step solution is provided.