type II statistical errors

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Type II Error

An error in a statistical test which occurs when a false hypothesis is accepted (a false positive in terms of the null hypothesis).

SEE ALSO: Null Hypothesis, Sensitivity, Specificity, Statistical Test, Type I Error

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Type II Error." From MathWorld—A Wolfram Web Resource. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/TypeIIError.html

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