Hypothesis Tests

  • Thomas Haslwanter
Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)


This chapter describes a typical workflow in the analysis of statistical data. Special attention is paid to visual and quantitative tests of normality for the data. Then the concept of hypothesis tests is explained, as well as the different types of errors, and the interpretation of p-values is discussed. Finally, the common test concepts of sensitivity and specificity are introduced and explained.


Null Hypothesis Positive Predictive Value Negative Predictive Value Negative Likelihood Ratio Positive Likelihood Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Haslwanter
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  1. 1.School of Applied Health and Social SciencesUniversity of Applied Sciences Upper AustriaLinzAustria

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