If a report states that certain data were used to reject a given hypothesis, would it be a good idea to know what type of test (one-tailed or two-tailed) was used? Explain.

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Significance tests
asked 2021-03-05
If a report states that certain data were used to reject a given hypothesis, would it be a good idea to know what type of test (one-tailed or two-tailed) was used? Explain.

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2021-03-06
A report states that certain data were used to reject a given hypothesis, it would be a good idea to know what type of test (one-tailed or two- tailed) was used. The conclusions can be different for two tailed and one tailed test.
The conclusion based on the two-tailed test is more conservative.
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Hispanic - 378
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White - 67
Hispanic - 38
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White - 1243
Hispanic - 416
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f) What percent are Hispanic and Unarmed?
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