# Math Help - hypothesis test for a population proportion

1. ## hypothesis test for a population proportion

my question is when you do hypothesis tests for a population proportion and you obtain a p-value, what do you compare that p-value to in order to reject/donotreject H-null? cause my notes don't tell me to choose alpha. any help is appreciated

2. Originally Posted by mx70kc
my question is when you do hypothesis tests for a population proportion and you obtain a p-value, what do you compare that p-value to in order to reject/donotreject H-null? cause my notes don't tell me to choose alpha. any help is appreciated
It should be compared with the level of significance, $\alpha$.

If the p-value is less than the level of significance, you reject $H_0$, and if the p-value is greater than the level of significance, you do not reject $H_0$