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    reject the null hypothesis?

    Am I going crazy or is this a trick question? (homework assignment)

    "Why don't we reject the null hypothesis when the test statistic from a sample falls in the non-rejection region?"

    I thought we did?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peanutbutter View Post
    Am I going crazy or is this a trick question? (homework assignment)

    "Why don't we reject the null hypothesis when the test statistic from a sample falls in the non-rejection region?"

    I thought we did?
    Re-read what you wrote. We don't reject it because it is not in the rejection region. However, if we don't reject it and its false, then we've commited a type I error.

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