Basic Statistics: Tales of Distributions 10th Edition

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Chapter 9 - Hypothesis Testing and Effect Size: One-Sample Designs - Problems - Page 181: 9.9


A significance level of .05 is generally the maximum allowable value for a.

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For example, a significance level of .05 is a statement that says that if our experimental result is among the 5% of the least likely outcomes from the sampling distribution hypothesized in the null hypothesis, then we will reject the null hypothesis and conclude that our experimental result comes from some other sampling distribution.
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