alpha error


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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.

alpha error

The 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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The probability of the test statistic (0.580) is greater than the probability of alpha error rate (0.05).
The probability of the test statistic (0.070) is greater than the probability of alpha error rate (0.05).