As an example, consider determining whether a suitcase contains some radioactive material. Placed under a Geiger counter , it produces 10 counts per minute. The null hypothesis is that no radioactive material is in the suitcase and that all measured counts are due to ambient radioactivity typical of the surrounding air and harmless objects. We can then calculate how likely it is that we would observe 10 counts per minute if the null hypothesis were true. If the null hypothesis predicts (say) on average 9 counts per minute, then according to the Poisson distribution typical for radioactive decay there is about 41% chance of recording 10 or more counts. Thus we can say that the suitcase is compatible with the null hypothesis (this does not guarantee that there is no radioactive material, just that we don't have enough evidence to suggest there is). On the other hand, if the null hypothesis predicts 3 counts per minute (for which the Poisson distribution predicts only % chance of recording 10 or more counts) then the suitcase is not compatible with the null hypothesis, and there are likely other factors responsible to produce the measurements.
International Quality Certifications
To ensure our patients receive medical care up to international standards and show our efforts and commitment to medical quality, we have made improvements and have been granted the ISO-9002 international quality certification for all of the 43 procedural items in our hospital to become the third hospital in the country and the first in southern Taiwan with the ISO certification for the whole hospital.
Anna Schwarz graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2015 with a BS in psychology and a minor in government. As an undergraduate she volunteered at the NYSARC Community Arts Center in Canton, NY, a program that offers creative, social and recreational opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She spent the spring semester of her junior year in Copenhagen, Denmark studying positive psychology and conducting field research that examined the association between culture and Gross National Happiness (GNH). As a senior, Anna completed a year-long honors thesis where she investigated the relationship between a judge’s gender and a juror’s ability to comprehend instructions and make decisions during a criminal trial. Ultimately, Anna hopes to pursue a degree in social work or clinical mental health counseling.