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False Positive

  • By: Fernando De Maio Ph.D.
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

This type of error involves the rejection of the null hypothesis when it is actually true. It is also known as a Type I error or α error. The null hypothesis, a statement of equality, always asserts that there is no ...

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