Conceptual self-assessments for: Introduction to Hypothesis Testing by Example

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The following are some recommended conceptual self-assessment questions for the lesson called Introduction to Hypothesis Testing by Example for Geospatial Contexts. They’re intended for you to work through to test your own knowledge of the key concepts we covered there.

Question 1

We focused mainly in this topic on two-tailed hypothesis testing, i.e. where your hypotheses are of this form:

H_0: \mu = \mu^0

H_a: \mu \neq \mu^0

For a given statistical significance of \alpha, which is akin to a confidence level of (1-\alpha)%, how does this relate to confidence intervals?

Question 2

What is a rejection region?

Question 3

What is the equation for calculating your test statistic and what does each term mean / where does it come from?

Question 4

What are the six steps for carrying out a hypothesis test?

If you’re one of my students, then you’re expected to answer these on your own and submit them according to the directions provided in class, i.e. you don’t  need to submit them through this website. Don’t forget that our TA and I are both here to help you in the associated lab (and/or tutorial) sessions.

Aim to provide succinct answers to these applications questions in the same document you created for the conceptual self-assessment questions.

I’d also like you to submit an Excel spreadsheet along with that document. This will likely require a bit of thoughtful organization on your part. For example, It would work well to put the answers to both of the above application problems onto their own sheet / tab within your spreadsheet, and name it accordingly. And then you can refer to that specific tab from your written document.

When you answer other applied question sets in future topics, you should do the calculations on separate sheets / tabs, also appropriately named. And refer to them where required to show your work. This way, you’ll have all of your Excel work in one nicely indexed place and will only need to hand in a single spreadsheet as an appendix to each set of self-assessments.

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