Beta Error


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Beta Error

When testing a hypothesis, the risk of a false negative in the results. It is also called a type II error or beta risk. See also: Alpha risk.
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In calculating probabilities using a Bayesian approach, it is necessary to know not only the alpha and beta errors, but also the 'prior probability' (2).
However, he is wrong in suggesting that alpha and beta errors themselves may be misleading.
They are risk averse and dedicated to avoid Beta errors, implying that they must accept high levels of Alpha errors.