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Mastering Python for Data Science by Samir Madhavan

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One-tailed and two-tailed tests

The example in the previous section was an instance of a one-tailed test where the null hypothesis is rejected or accepted based on one direction of the normal distribution.

In a two-tailed test, both the tails of the null hypothesis are used to test the hypothesis.

One-tailed and two-tailed tests

In a two-tailed test, when a significance level of 5% is used, then it is distributed equally in the both directions, that is, 2.5% of it in one direction and 2.5% in the other direction.

Let's understand this with an example. The mean score of the mathematics exam at a national level is 60 marks and the standard deviation is 3 marks.

The mean marks of a class ...

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