# Is the null hypothesis a claim about a sample statistic?

## Is the null hypothesis a claim about a sample statistic?

The null hypothesis is a statement about the value of a population parameter, such as the population mean (µ) or the population proportion (p). It is used to decide whether the difference between the sample statistic and the hypothesized claim is significant.

### What does a null hypothesis make a claim about?

A null hypothesis is a type of hypothesis used in statistics that proposes that there is no difference between certain characteristics of a population (or data-generating process).

**How do you know if the null hypothesis is the claim?**

Statement of zero or no change. If the original claim includes equality (<=, =, or >=), it is the null hypothesis. If the original claim does not include equality (<, not equal, >) then the null hypothesis is the complement of the original claim. The null hypothesis always includes the equal sign.

**Does null hypothesis mean no effect?**

Usually, the null hypothesis is a statement of ‘no effect’ or ‘no difference’.” It is often symbolized as H0. The statement that is being tested against the null hypothesis is the alternative hypothesis.

## Is the null hypothesis a parameter or a statistic?

The null hypothesis states that a population parameter (such as the mean, the standard deviation, and so on) is equal to a hypothesized value. The null hypothesis is often an initial claim that is based on previous analyses or specialized knowledge.

### Is the ability to reject the null hypothesis when the null hypothesis is actually false?

Power is the probability of making a correct decision (to reject the null hypothesis) when the null hypothesis is false. Power is the probability that a test of significance will pick up on an effect that is present. Power is the probability of avoiding a Type II error.

**What occurs when the sample results lead to non rejection of a null hypothesis that is in fact false?**

A type II error is also known as a false negative and occurs when a researcher fails to reject a null hypothesis which is really false. Here a researcher concludes there is not a significant effect, when actually there really is.

**When the null hypothesis is rejected Which of the following is true?**

If there is less than a 5% chance of a result as extreme as the sample result if the null hypothesis were true, then the null hypothesis is rejected. When this happens, the result is said to be statistically significant .

## How do you know which hypothesis is the claim?

If the given claim contains equality, or a statement of no change from the given or accepted condition, then it is the null hypothesis, otherwise, if it represents change, it is the alternative hypothesis. The following example is not a mathematical example, but may help introduce the concept.

### What is claim in statistics?

In statistics, a hypothesis is a claim or statement about a property of a population. A hypothesis test (or test of significance) is a standard mathematical procedure for testing a claim about a property of a population.

**Why is null hypothesis called null?**

Why is it Called the “Null”? The word “null” in this context means that it’s a commonly accepted fact that researchers work to nullify. It doesn’t mean that the statement is null (i.e. amounts to nothing) itself! (Perhaps the term should be called the “nullifiable hypothesis” as that might cause less confusion).

**What is a null parameter in statistics?**

The null hypothesis states that the parameter is equal to the hypothesized value, against the alternative hypothesis that it is not equal to (or less than, or greater than) the hypothesized value.