By Peter Sprent
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They help us decide (a) whether a significant result is likely to be of practical importance or (b) whether we need more data before we decide if it is. 2. A useful way of looking at the relationship between hypothesis testing and estimation is to regard testing as answering the question: • Given a hypothesis H0: θ = θ0 about, say, a parameter θ, what is the probability (P-value) of getting a sample as or less likely than that obtained if θ0 is indeed the true value of θ? whereas estimation using a confidence interval answers the question: • Given a sample, what values of θ are consistent with the sample data in the sense that they lie in the confidence interval?
1. 5). If one has no program to give exact P-values and is not prepared to seek a Monte Carlo approximation for small to medium samples it may be better to refer to published tables even though many give only values required for significance at a ‘nominal’ 5 or 1 per cent level in one- or two-tail tests. Due to discontinuities in the distribution of P-values the exact levels are not precisely 5 ©2001 CRC Press LLC or 1 per cent. For most published tables the exact values are the closest possible values that do not exceed the nominal significance levels although a few tables give a value as close as possible to the nominal level even if that closest value exceeds the nominal level.
2. Confidence intervals are usually applied in a two-tail context but we can form intervals relevant to a one-tail test. 05 in the lower-tail. 75. 75, ∞). 2 that a one-tail test gave fairly strong evidence against H0: θ = 30. 75 rather than one at or below that value. One only need glance at the sample values to see that the median is extremely unlikely to be 200! 3. In this example it is sensible and suffices to give limits only to one dec-imal place. 025631 in some examples. 001. 4. 11 that using a method not assuming a symmetric distribution gives a shorter confidence interval for the median.
Applied Nonparametric Statistical Methods by Peter Sprent