Mastering Genetics Statistics Question

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By convention, when the difference between the observed experimental outcomes and the expected outcome is less than 5 percent (< 0.05), the experimental results are considered to be 

a. less than one standard deviation from the mean.

b.not significant.

c. equal to the mean.

d.statistically significantly different from the expected outcome.

e.within normal expected range.

asked Jul 9, 2013 in Genetics by LazyApple (51 points)

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By convention, if the p-value is less than .05, the null hypothesis is rejected. In usual cases, the null hypothesis mean that the two values being compared are significantly similar. Then, the answer to this problem is "C" (the experimental value is statistically significantly different from the expected outcome).
answered Jul 16, 2013 by iPost ~Expert~ (1,508 points)

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