## What is Type I and Type II error give examples?

Type I error (false positive): the test result says you have coronavirus, but you actually don’t. Type II error (false negative): the test result says you don’t have coronavirus, but you actually do.

**Which is an example of a type II error in research?**

A type II error produces a false negative, also known as an error of omission. For example, a test for a disease may report a negative result, when the patient is, in fact, infected. This is a type II error because we accept the conclusion of the test as negative, even though it is incorrect.

### What are Type 1 and Type 2 errors in research?

A type I error (false-positive) occurs if an investigator rejects a null hypothesis that is actually true in the population; a type II error (false-negative) occurs if the investigator fails to reject a null hypothesis that is actually false in the population.

**What is an example of a type I error?**

Examples of Type I Errors For example, let’s look at the trail of an accused criminal. The null hypothesis is that the person is innocent, while the alternative is guilty. A Type I error in this case would mean that the person is not found innocent and is sent to jail, despite actually being innocent.

## How would it be possible to lower the chances of both type 1 and 2 errors?

You can do this by increasing your sample size and decreasing the number of variants. Interestingly, improving the statistical power to reduce the probability of Type II errors can also be achieved by decreasing the statistical significance threshold, but, in turn, it increases the probability of Type I errors.

**How do you determine Type 2 error?**

2% in the tail corresponds to a z-score of 2.05; 2.05 × 20 = 41; 180 + 41 = 221. A type II error occurs when one rejects the alternative hypothesis (fails to reject the null hypothesis) when the alternative hypothesis is true. The probability of a type II error is denoted by *beta*.

### How can Type 1 and Type 2 errors be minimized?

For Type I error, minimize the significance level to avoid making errors. This can be determined by the researcher. To avoid type II errors, ensure the test has high statistical power. The higher the statistical power, the higher the chance of avoiding an error.

**What would it mean to make a Type 2 error?**

In statistical hypothesis testing, a type II error is a situation wherein a hypothesis test fails to reject the null hypothesis that is false.

## Can you reduce at the same time both the type I and type II errors?

The only way of simultaneously reducing the Type I and Type II error is to increase the size of the study.