test_h0: Comparison of a test statistic with the associated...

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This is an important secondary function. It checks whether the corresponding null hypothesis can be rejected by a calculated test statistic. Three cases of hypotheses can be considered: test for superiority, test for non-inferiority, test for difference. The test statistic is compared with the corresponding quantiles of the t-distribution.


test_h0(test = 1, T, n1, n2, alpha = 0.05, delta = 0)



Number. What type of hypothesis test should be performed, one-sided (Superiority/ Non-Inferiority
test) or two-sided (Test for difference).
One-sided (test = 1): Superiortity H0: mu_x - mu_y <= 0 vs. H1: mu_x - mu_y > 0
Non-Inferiority H0: mu_x - mu_y >= delta vs. H1: mu_x - mu_y < delta
Two-sided (test = 2): Difference H0: |mu_x - mu_y| = 0 vs. H1: |mu_x - mu_y| != 0
Attention: Choice of delta. (see delta)
If not specified, the one-Sided Test (Superiority/ Non-Inferiority Test) is used.


Number. Value of the calculated test statistic.


Number. sample size of the first sample.


Number. sample size of the second sample.


Number. Desired alpha-level of the test.
If not specified, alpha is set to 0.05.


Number. Expectation difference of two samples.
If you select a test for superiority/ difference then select 'delta = 0'.
Only if you select a test for non-inferiority you can select 'delta != 0'.
Attention: If you chose 'test = 1' and 'delta != 0', the test for non-inferiority will automatically
be applied.
If not specified, delta is set to 0.


The aim of this function is to simplify the application of test decisions in hypothesis tests.


The value 0 or 1 will be returned.
0 means the null hypothesis can not be rejected to the level alpha.
1 means the null hypothesis is rejected to the level alpha.


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