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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Statistics, 2nd Edition by Robert Donnelly

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Chapter 16
Hypothesis Testing with One Sample
In This Chapter
◆ Testing the mean of a population using a large and small sample
◆ Examining the role of alpha (α) in hypothesis testing
◆ Using the p-value to test a hypothesis
◆ Testing the proportion of a population using a large sample
In Chapter 15, I introduced the concept of hypothesis testing to whet your appetite. I have devoted this chapter to hypothesis testing that involves only one population, whereas in Chapter 17 I will discuss testing that compares two different populations to each other.
 
Hypothesis testing involving one population focuses on confirming claims such as the population average is equal to a specific value. We will consider many different cases ...

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