Steps and Confidence Intervals in Hypothesis Testing

This section lists four key steps in hypothesis testing and explains the close relationship between confidence intervals and significance tests.

Steps in Hypothesis Testing


Question 1 out of 2.

True/false: First you decide on the null hypothesis. Then you analyze the data and calculate the probability value. You look at this probability value, and depending on what it is, you then choose an appropriate alpha level. Then you decide whether you can reject the null hypothesis.

  • True
  • False

Question 2 out of 2.

True/false: The goal of research is to prove that the null hypothesis is true.