# Thread: type I and II errors

1. ## type I and II errors

So, I have to calculate type I and II errors for a random variable in a hypergeometric distribution and the mean of an exponential distribution (separately). My book does not really say anything about how to do this, just worded definitions of type I and II errors.

Does somebody know how to calculate the errors for a random variable in a hypergeometric distribution? What about for the mean of an exponential distribution?

The only thing I really know is that the mean of an exponential is 1/theta. Otherwise I am completely lost.

Thanks in advance for any help

2. type I and II errors
are associated with hypothesis testing
I don't understand your question at all

3. I have two questions, the first being calculate a type I and type II error for a random variable of a hypergeometric distribution...how do I do this?

The second question is calculate a type I and type II error for a mean of an exponential distribution...how do I do this?

Hope this clarifies

4. Originally Posted by matheagle
type I and II errors
are associated with hypothesis testing
I don't understand your question at all
PS I know they are associated with hypothesis testing but I just don't know how to calculate them for these specific cases.....