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Question of the Week: Level 1 - Quantitative Methods
A hypothesis is:
Question of the Week: Level 1 - Quantitative Methods 9 votes
an estimate of the value of a parameter.
an appropriate test statistic and its probability distribution.
a statement about the value of some effect size or parameter of one or more populations.
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The correct answer is Option C.
A hypothesis is defined as a statement about the value of some effect size or parameter one or more populations.
To test a hypothesis, one of the steps would be to identify an appropriate test statistic and its probability distribution (Option B is incorrect).
The field of statistical inference has two subdivisions: estimation and hypothesis testing. Estimation focuses on the likely value of a given parameter (Option A is incorrect).