What is a Type 2 Error?
A type 2 error (AKA Type II error) occurs when you fail to reject a false null hypothesis in a hypothesis test. In other words, a statistically non-significant test result indicates that a population effect does not exist when it actually does. A type 2 error is a false negative because the effect exists in the population, but the test doesn’t detect it in the sample. [Read more…] about Type 2 Error Overview & Example