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Describe the five steps of hypothesis testing. Compare Type I and Type II errors and give specific examples for each. Which error should be minimized the most and first?

Compare Type I and Type II errors and give specific examples for each. Which error should be minimized the most and first?

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This solution provides a detailed step by step explanation of the five steps of hypothesis testing. Additionally, it compares type I and type II errors and includes examples of each.

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Hypothesis Testing
The 5 steps in hypothesis testing are:
Step - 1 (Formulate and State the Hypothesis)
Step - 2 (Decide on the Significance Level and the Type of Test)
Step - 3 (State the Decision Rule)
Step - 4 (Calculate the Test Statistic)
Step - 5 (Calculate the p- value and State the Conclusion)
What happens in each step in best understood with the help of an example. Here is one:

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