Statistical Test (of a Hypothesis)

Statistical Test (of a Hypothesis) definition in Computer Security terms:

Acronym(s): None

Definition(s): A function of the data (binary stream) which is computed and used to decide whether or not to reject the null hypothesis. A systematic statistical rule whose purpose is to generate a conclusion regarding whether the experimenter should accept or reject the null hypothesis Ho.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-22 Rev. 1a

Synonym(s): None


reference: CSRC Glossary