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What is the difference between Null and Alternative Hypothesis?

Asked by I. Klose, Last updated: Jan 17, 2020

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Bobby Rickets

Bobby Rickets, Content Reviewer

Answered Aug 30, 2019

The hypothesis which is to be tested is the null hypothesis, whereas the alternative hypothesis offers an alternative to the null hypothesis. The null hypothesis is a statement in which there is no relationship between two variables. An alternative hypothesis is a statement in which there is some statistical worth between two measured phenomena. ...Read More
 

j. Goodman

J. Goodman, Web Content Writer, San Antonio

Answered Aug 14, 2019

Creating a paper will not be complete without the use of the null and alternative hypothesis. These are both statements that you will use to prove a point. When you use the null hypothesis, you are showing that there is no relation between the different elements that are involved in the study. ...Read More
 

H. Barnes

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H. Barnes, Unemployed, Barnes, Atlanta

Answered May 24, 2019

Both are statements. In a statement with a null hypothesis, there is no relationship between the two variables. A researcher will try to disprove this. In a statement with an alternative hypothesis, there is some significance between the two. A researcher will try to prove it. An alternative hypothesis will observe some effect, while a null hypothesis will not. ...Read More
 

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