is no significant difference between male and female infants in the age at
which they first walk. A pediatrician reviews the age of walking for all
infants in her practice and is surprised to find a significant difference
between males and females in the age at which they first walked. Given that
this result is contrary to actual population fact, what type of error did this
study lead to – Type 1 or Type 2? Explain your answer.
type 1 error. this is because the pedestrian ignored the null hypothesis (there is no significant difference between male and female infants in the age at which they first walk) when it is actually true.
May 17th, 2015
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