# Five Steps in a Hypothesis Test

In all three examples, our aim is to decide between two opposing points of view, Claim 1 and Claim 2. In hypothesis testing, Claim 1 is called the null hypothesis (denoted “Ho“), and Claim 2 plays the role of the alternative hypothesis (denoted “Ha“). As we saw in the three examples, the null hypothesis suggests nothing special is going on; in other words, there is no change from the status quo, no difference from the traditional state of affairs, no relationship. In contrast, the alternative hypothesis disagrees with this, stating that something is going on, or there is a change from the status quo, or there is a difference from the traditional state of affairs. The alternative hypothesis, Ha, usually represents what we want to check or what we suspect is really going on.

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It is a convention that a test using a t-statistic is called a t-test. That is, hypothesis tests using the above would be referred to as "1-sample t test" and "Paired t test" respectively.

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where the observed sample mean difference, μ0 = value specified in null hypothesis, sd = standard deviation of the differences in the sample measurements and n = sample size. For instance, if we wanted to test for a difference in mean SAT Math and mean SAT Verbal scores, we would random sample subjects, record their SATM and SATV scores in two separate columns, then create a third column that contained the differences between these scores. Then the sample mean and sample standard deviation would be those that were calculated on this column of differences.

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Note: Why do we do this? Why not simply test the working hypothesis directly? The answer lies in the Popperian Principle of Falsification. Karl Popper (a philosopher) discovered that we can’t conclusively confirm a hypothesis, but we can conclusively negate one. So we set up a Null hypothesis which is effectively the opposite of the working hypothesis. The hope is that based on the strength of the data we will be able to negate or Reject the Null hypothesis and accept an alternative hypothesis. In other words, we usually see the working hypothesis in HA.

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In the olden days, when people looked up P values in printed tables, they would report the results of a statistical test as "PPP>0.10", etc. Nowadays, almost all computer statistics programs give the exact P value resulting from a statistical test, such as P=0.029, and that's what you should report in your publications. You will conclude that the results are either significant or they're not significant; they either reject the null hypothesis (if P is below your pre-determined significance level) or don't reject the null hypothesis (if P is above your significance level). But other people will want to know if your results are "strongly" significant (P much less than 0.05), which will give them more confidence in your results than if they were "barely" significant (P=0.043, for example). In addition, other researchers will need the exact P value if they want to combine your results with others into a .