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I have difficulty distinguishing Type I and II errors in research. Can someone clarify their difference for me?

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Mavis
16 October 2020
I have difficulty distinguishing Type I and II errors in research. Can someone clarify their difference for me?

I have difficulty distinguishing Type I and II errors in research. Can someone clarify their difference for me?

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Benny
16 October 2020

You’re welcome.

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Mavis
16 October 2020

Thanks!! That’s very helpful.

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Benny
16 October 2020

I understand the two errors is a bit confusing. These two errors are based on whether you have rejected the null hypothesis or not. Type I error refers to your rejecting the null hypothesis when it is correct, and hence it is an error. And Type II error refers to your not having rejected the null hypothesis when it is wrong.

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