A is for Alternative Hypothesis

A few weeks ago, I hung out with two lovely people who were self-professed language lovers who didn’t really like math. Over a wonderful spread of french fries and beer, I tried to get them a little more well versed in why math and statistics were so appealing to me.  After a few more beers and a wonderful reading of Introductory Calculus For Infants, I had an idea: wouldn’t it be fun to put together a list of statistics words for logophiles? Since my urge to systematize pervades all aspects of my life, I figured I’d start with the alphabet. More specifically, the letter A. Obviously I’m cheating a bit here as this is technically a phrase, but bear with me.


Hypothesis testing in general and the Alternative Hypothesis in particular are beautiful things. Learn more about them here.

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