Table 1

Four possible outcomes when testing m hypotheses.

True State of Nature

Declared significant

Declared Not significant

Total


Null

V

S

m0


Alternative

U

T

m1


Total

R

m-R

m


V is the number of true null hypotheses that are falsely rejected;

U is the number of true alternative hypotheses that are correctly rejected;

S is the number of true null hypotheses that are correctly not rejected;

T is the number of alternative hypotheses that incorrectly not rejected;

R is the total number of null hypotheses rejected among the m tests.

Lin et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2010 11:48   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-11-48

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