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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The third alternate hypothesis is that Hedonic risk in advertising theme positively affects brand attitude.
An alternate hypothesis generated by the new data argues directly against the effectiveness of writing center tutoring.
This test has null hypothesis of no cointegration against the alternate hypothesis of cointegration in the presence of a structural break.
The null hypothesis, is, therefore upheld while the alternate hypothesis is rejected.
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.
Thus, test results support the alternate hypothesis 2 (H2A) and reject the null hypothesis 2 (H2A).
For predictability,our alternate hypothesis was that the slopes of the regression line between the clinically stable neonates and clinically unstable neonates would be significantly different.
Therefore, Null Hypothesis 3 is not rejected and Alternate Hypothesis 3 is not supported.
Therefore, the null hypothesis is rejected and the alternate hypothesis is upheld.
a] is an alternate hypothesis which does not imply that all observations are equally likely.
This is not to say that an unusual streak cannot occur by chance alone but that the odds of this happening are minuscule (about once in 10,000 seasons)3 and the alternate hypothesis that the streak is a sort of freak is more in keeping with the Poisson model of random behavior.
Recent evidence, however, suggests an alternate hypothesis.
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