Hypothesis testing is a method for testing a prediction or hypothesis about a measurable variable in a population. Hypothesis testing involves five steps including: stating the hypotheses, collecting data, calculating the statistics, comparing the statistical findings with a critical value, and making a decision to accept or reject the null hypothesis.
· Present a research topic and research question you are interested in studying and develop a null hypothesis and alternative hypothesis to answer the research question.
· Discuss whether your alternative hypothesis is directional or non-directional.
· What would be a type 1 error and type 2 error in the examples you provided? Explain how both of these could be minimized in your example.
· What do you consider to be the most challenging aspect of defining hypotheses and why?