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Related to alpha error: false positive error
er·ror of the first kind
in a Neyman-Pearson test of a statistical hypothesis the probability of rejecting the null hypothesis when it is true.
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alpha errorThe likelihood that a relationship observed between two variables is due to chance—i.e., the probability of a type-1 error.
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