Example 11.3. Hypotheses with One Sample of One Measurement Variable

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Example 11.4. Hypotheses with Two Samples of One Categorical Variable

Other than estimation, selection can also be considered as an objective in a randomized clinical trial. Comparing five different doses of a drug, the objective could be to select the dose giving highest efficacy while providing high safety according to some given criteria. The researcher may also be interested in estimating the magnitude of the effect for each dose group or he/she may be interested in estimating the magnitude of difference in measures of outcome (safety or efficacy) among the compared doses. The estimation in clinical trials is not just limited to outcome variables, thanks to the availability of modern dose-response modeling techniques, the objective of a clinical trial may also be to estimate the critical dose of drug that increases the risk or benefit to a given magnitude. Such a dose in this example could be none of the doses predefined in trial comparison arms (; ). Based on what discussed above, it is evident that several specific objectives can be defined in clinical trials. No doubt, several objectives will lead to several hypotheses and having several hypotheses necessitates defining multiple outcomes. Higher type I error is a known drawback of increasing the number of objectives; however, it is not the sole issue needing to be cared for, in this regard. Indeed, one of the specific objectives should be selected as primary specific objective of the study that will usually be followed by a defining a relevant hypothesis and measuring of an outcome known as primary outcome.

*The "Can-do" levels above are based on the CEFR levels of language proficiency.

State Null and Alternative Hypotheses

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Response Variable: Classification of student as either right-handed or left handed

A generic brand of the anti-histamine Diphenhydramine markets a capsule with a 50 milligram dose. The manufacturer is worried that the machine that fills the capsules has come out of calibration and is no longer creating capsules with the appropriate dosage.

Example 11.5. Hypotheses with Two Samples of One Measurement Variable


State Null and Alternative Hypotheses

A significance test examines whether the null hypothesis provides a plausible explanation of the data. The null hypothesis itself does not involve the data. It is a statement about a parameter (a numerical characteristic of the population). These population values might be proportions or means or differences between means or proportions or correlations or odds ratios or any other numerical summary of the population. The alternative hypothesis is typically the research hypothesis of interest. Here are some examples.

Summary of things to consider regarding hypotheses and objectives:

About 10% of the human population is left-handed. Suppose a researcher at Penn State speculates that students in the College of Arts and Architecture are more likely to be left-handed than people found in the general population. We only have one sample since we will be comparing a population proportion based on a sample value to a known population value.

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Assessment activities should be designed so as to enable the students' achievement of all objectives to be assessed. Equally, students should not be assessed on anything which has not been specified in the objectives. Each objective does not need to be assessed separately. The implementation of this principle should not lead to a restriction in the range of objectives specified, but to the introduction of an innovative approach to the design of assessment activities.

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According to Krashen, the study of the structure of the language canhave general educational advantages and values that high schools and collegesmay want to include in their language programs. It should be clear, however,that examining irregularity, formulating rules and teaching complex factsabout the target language is not language teaching, but rather is "languageappreciation" or linguistics.