# What does a simple hypothesis mean

Alternative hypothesis

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*Alternative hypothesis*(English: alternative hypothesis) denotes the opposite of the "null hypothesis" of a "hypothesis test". The alternative hypothesis usually describes the assumption that is actually of interest, the so-called

*Working hypothesis*. For the practical implementation of a hypothesis test, however, it is of secondary importance. It only serves to localize the area of the "test variable" in which the null hypothesis is rejected, the so-called

*Rejection area*. One distinguishes

*simple*and

*compound*Hypotheses, depending on whether one has a concrete value (

*Point hypothesis*) or a range of values (

*Range hypothesis*) specified as an alternative hypothesis. An area hypothesis can be formulated either unilaterally or bilaterally, depending on whether the area of rejection is located on one or both sides of the null hypothesis. The size of the rejection area depends on the selected »significance level«.

*notation*: or .

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