Learning ObjectivesConcept Map

after the completion of this module, the student will be able to

  • carry out a statistical test of significance
  • calculate the acceptance and rejection region
  • calculate and interpret the p‐value of a statistical test
  • calculate and interpret type 1 and type 2 errors
  • calculate the power of a test

Knowledge and Skills

  • Concepts: null hypothesis, alternative, test statistic, rejection region, acceptance region, p‐ value, significance level, type 1 error, type 2 error, false positive, false negative, power of a test
  • Resampling method
  • Fisher’s exact test


  • binomial distribution
  • hypergeometric distribution
  • Normal distribution
  • Sample average
  • Sample standard deviation
  • macros in Excel

Curricular Materials