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Type 1 Error: How to Reduce Errors in Hypothesis Testing

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Oct 21, 2022 • 4 min read

Type 1 errors occur when you incorrectly assert your hypothesis is accurate, overturning previously established data in its wake. If type 1 errors go unchecked, they can ripple out to cause problems for researchers in perpetuity. Learn more about how to recognize type 1 errors and the importance of making correct decisions about data in statistical hypothesis testing.