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Pat Ballew

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Re[2]: Type I/II errors
Posted: Feb 5, 1997 3:29 PM
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Re: the statement " my students will go on to college and read
articles from the past, in which these terms are used."
I think there are still a lot of people who use the language of
type I and type II error in MODERN articles. The issue of accepting a
defective lot or rejecting a good lot are both still very actively
discussed in the areas of Quality inspection, at least with the folks
I know.

Pat Ballew
Misawa, Japan

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Subject: Re: Type I/II errors
Author: Chris Olsen <> at EDU-INTERNET
Date: 2/4/97 8:39 PM

Bill --

> I was paging through the Acorn book this afternoon, and discovered that there
> is nothing said about Type I and Type II errors, and their corresponding
> probabilities. Does anyone know if I'm correct to assume that these will not
> be tested on the exam?

Let me offer a couple observations on the Type I/II question. First, I
think the thrust of the AP Stat is very much a "p-value" orientation rather
than a fixed-level testing orientation. Thus, I would not expect to see
the terms Type I and Type II error on the exam. However, the general logic
of hypothesis testing is there, and I would certainly want my students to
know that decision-making under uncertainty does entail a risk of error.
Secondly, my students will go on to college and read articles from the
past, in which these terms are used. Thus, I think a consideration of
these ideas and terms is necessary irrespective of the AP exam.

-- Chris Olsen

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