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Unit: Significance tests (hypothesis testing)


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Significance tests give us a formal process for using sample data to evaluate the likelihood of some claim about a population value. We calculate p-values to see how likely a sample result is to occur by random chance, and we use p-values to make conclusions about hypotheses.