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When performing a study what is a type 1 error?


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Answered 2007-02-09 14:50:15

A Type I error is committed whenever a true null hypothesis is rejected. A Type II error is committed whenever a false null hypothesis is accepted. The best way to explain this is by an example. Suppose a company develops a new drug. The FDA has to decide whether or not the new drug is safe. The null hypothesis here is that the new drug is not safe. A Type I error is committed when a true null hypothesis is rejected, e.g. the FDA concludes that the new drug is safe when it is not. A Type II error occurs whenever a false null hypothesis is accepted, e.g. the drug is declared unsafe, when in fact it is safe. Hope this helps.

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Relationship between type 1 error and type 2 error?

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If the probability of type 1 error is reduced the probability of type 2 error is also reduced?

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