Hypothesis testing is vital to test patient outcomes.

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Andreas Cellarius hypothesis, showing the planetary motions.

 Convert the hypothesis to math. Remember that the average is sometimes written as μ.

Next section: to Inferential statistics (testing hypotheses)

Next, you’ll need to state the null hypothesis (See: ). That’s what will happen if the researcher is wrong. In the above example, if the researcher is wrong then the recovery time is less than or equal to 8.2 weeks. In math, that’s:
H0 μ ≤ 8.2

A good hypothesis statement should:

Ten or so years ago, we believed that there were 9 planets in the solar system. Pluto was demoted as a planet in 2006. The null hypothesis of “Pluto is a planet” was replaced by “Pluto is not a planet.” Of course, rejecting the null hypothesis isn’t always that easy — the hard part is usually figuring out what your null hypothesis is in the first place.

Broken down into English, that’s H0 (The null hypothesis): μ (the average) = (is equal to) 8.2

Hypothesis testing - Handbook of Biological Statistics

Here are three experiments to illustrate when the different approaches to statistics are appropriate. In the first experiment, you are testing a plant extract on rabbits to see if it will lower their blood pressure. You already know that the plant extract is a diuretic (makes the rabbits pee more) and you already know that diuretics tend to lower blood pressure, so you think there's a good chance it will work. If it does work, you'll do more low-cost animal tests on it before you do expensive, potentially risky human trials. Your prior expectation is that the null hypothesis (that the plant extract has no effect) has a good chance of being false, and the cost of a false positive is fairly low. So you should do frequentist hypothesis testing, with a significance level of 0.05.

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This is quite simple and is just achieved in a sentence. For this question, we could say something along the lines:
The variable of interest is the score obtained on the standardised test taken in the room with floral scent.

In English again, that’s H1 (The alternate hypothesis): μ (the average) ≠ (is not equal to) 8.2

All null hypotheses include an equal sign in them.

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and let's see how they correspond to the two types of errors in hypothesis testing:

What descriptive and inferrential statistics to use

Every hypothesis test contains a set of two opposing statements, or hypotheses, about a population parameter. The first hypothesis is called the denoted H0. The null hypothesis always states that the population parameter is to the claimed value. For example, if the claim is that the average time to make a name-brand ready-mix pie is five minutes, the statistical shorthand notation for the null hypothesis in this case would be as follows:

This is smaller than our alpha value of .05. That means we should reject the null hypothesis.

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In the second experiment, you are going to put human volunteers with high blood pressure on a strict low-salt diet and see how much their blood pressure goes down. Everyone will be confined to a hospital for a month and fed either a normal diet, or the same foods with half as much salt. For this experiment, you wouldn't be very interested in the P value, as based on prior research in animals and humans, you are already quite certain that reducing salt intake will lower blood pressure; you're pretty sure that the null hypothesis that "Salt intake has no effect on blood pressure" is false. Instead, you are very interested to know how much the blood pressure goes down. Reducing salt intake in half is a big deal, and if it only reduces blood pressure by 1 mm Hg, the tiny gain in life expectancy wouldn't be worth a lifetime of bland food and obsessive label-reading. If it reduces blood pressure by 20 mm with a confidence interval of ±5 mm, it might be worth it. So you should estimate the effect size (the difference in blood pressure between the diets) and the confidence interval on the difference.