Stats: Hypothesis Testing Steps

Here are the steps to performing hypothesis testing

  1. Write the original claim and identify whether it is the null hypothesis or the alternative hypothesis.
  2. Write the null and alternative hypothesis. Use the alternative hypothesis to identify the type of test.
  3. Write down all information from the problem.
  4. Find the critical value using the tables
  5. Compute the test statistic
  6. Make a decision to reject or fail to reject the null hypothesis. A picture showing the critical value and test statistic may be useful.
  7. Write the conclusion.

Table of Contents