Alternative Hypothesis

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Alternative Hypothesis

A hypothesis the tester wishes to prove. When testing a hypothesis, a scientist often begins with an alternative hypothesis and a null hypothesis, which cannot be true. He/she then attempts to prove the alternative hypothesis, often by trying to prove the null hypothesis false.
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Therefore the null hypothesis (Ho) Most messages received or sent via a social networking site are confidential is rejected, and the alternate hypothesis (Hi) Most messages received or sent via a social networking site are not confidential is accepted.
Therefore the null hypothesis (Ho) Respondent has never given the password to his/her social network account to a third party is rejected, and the alternate hypothesis (Hi) Respondent has given the password to his/her social network account to a third party is accepted.
Thus, the null hypothesis is 17 rejected and the alternate hypothesis is accepted.
Based on the results, the alternate hypothesis is upheld.
To test the alternate hypothesis that lead and arsenic originated from outside the home and moved (tracked or blown) into the home, three analyses were used.
He is wrong, however, to move so quickly to conclude that residual or stubborn skepticism about the Paradiso reference is generally based on bad faith or axe-grinding for "some alternate hypothesis that requires far more faith, not to say credulity" (xxv).
Even if Subject 2 then proceeds to generate a new alternate hypothesis, there is no guarantee this will lead her closer to the truth.
05 level of significance, thus the null hypothesis will not be rejected in favor of the alternate hypothesis at the 0.
Under the trace test, the null hypothesis is that II has zero rank (r = 0) and the alternate hypothesis is that r [less than or equal to] 1.
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