Ipsos Encyclopedia - Type I Error (aka Alpha Error)

​A Type I Error is an error associated when concluding a null hypothesis is false when in fact it is not false.

Definition

​A Type I Error is an error associated when concluding a null hypothesis is false when in fact it is not false. Examples of Type I Error would be to say someone has a disease when in fact they do not; a fire alarm goes off when there is not a fire, we suggest launching a product when in fact the client should not.

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