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An intrinsic null hypothesis is one where you estimate one or more parameters from the data in order to get the numbers for your null hypothesis. As described above, one example is HardyWeinberg proportions. For an intrinsic null hypothesis, the number of degrees of freedom is calculated by taking the number of values of the variable, subtracting 1 for each parameter estimated from the data, then subtracting 1 more. Thus for HardyWeinberg proportions with two alleles and three genotypes, there are three values of the variable (the three genotypes); you subtract one for the parameter estimated from the data (the allele frequency, p); and then you subtract one more, yielding one degree of freedom. There are other statistical issues involved in testing fit to HardyWeinberg expectations, so if you need to do this, see Engels (2009) and the older references he cites.
In some situations, you have an intrinsic hypothesis. This is a null hypothesis where you calculate the expected proportions after you do the experiment, using some of the information from the data. The bestknown example of an intrinsic hypothesis is the HardyWeinberg proportions of population genetics: if the frequency of one allele in a population is p and the other allele is q, the null hypothesis is that expected frequencies of the three genotypes are p^{2}, 2pq, and q^{2}. This is an intrinsic hypothesis, because you estimate p and q from the data after you collect the data, you can't predict p and q before the experiment.
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An intrinsic null hypothesis is one where you estimate one or more parameters from the data in order to get the numbers for your null hypothesis. As described above, one example is HardyWeinberg proportions. For an intrinsic null hypothesis, the number of degrees of freedom is calculated by taking the number of values of the variable, subtracting 1 for each parameter estimated from the data, then subtracting 1 more. Thus for HardyWeinberg proportions with two alleles and three genotypes, there are three values of the variable (the three genotypes); you subtract one for the parameter estimated from the data (the allele frequency, p); and then you subtract one more, yielding one degree of freedom. There are other statistical issues involved in testing fit to HardyWeinberg expectations, so if you need to do this, see Engels (2009) and the older references he cites.
The distribution of the test statistic under the null hypothesis is approximately the same as the theoretical chisquare distribution. This means that once you know the chisquare value and the number of degrees of freedom, you can calculate the probability of getting that value of chisquare using the chisquare distribution. The number of degrees of freedom is the number of categories minus one, so for our example there is one degree of freedom. Using the CHIDIST function in a spreadsheet, you enter =CHIDIST(2.13, 1) and calculate that the probability of getting a chisquare value of 2.13 with one degree of freedom is P=0.144.
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Mannan and Meslow (1984) studied bird foraging behavior in a forest in Oregon. In a managed forest, 54% of the canopy volume was Douglas fir, 40% was ponderosa pine, 5% was grand fir, and 1% was western larch. They made 156 observations of foraging by redbreasted nuthatches; 70 observations (45% of the total) in Douglas fir, 79 (51%) in ponderosa pine, 3 (2%) in grand fir, and 4 (3%) in western larch. The biological null hypothesis is that the birds forage randomly, without regard to what species of tree they're in; the statistical null hypothesis is that the proportions of foraging events are equal to the proportions of canopy volume. The difference in proportions between observed and expected is significant (G=13.14, 3 d.f., P=0.0043).
Living material is notoriously variable. Usually experiments must be repeated enough times for the results to be analysed statistically. Similarly, because of biological variability, we must be cautious of generalising our results either from individual creatures to others of the same species, or to other species. For instance, if our hypothesis is about mammals, it is inadequate simply to carry out our experiments on laboratory rats. Similarly, it is dangerous to extrapolate from healthy students to elite athletes.
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The statistical is that the number of observations in each category is equal to that predicted by a biological theory, and the alternative hypothesis is that the observed numbers are different from the expected. The null hypothesis is usually an extrinsic hypothesis, where you know the expected proportions before doing the experiment. Examples include a 1:1 sex ratio or a 1:2:1 ratio in a genetic cross. Another example would be looking at an area of shore that had 59% of the area covered in sand, 28% mud and 13% rocks; if you were investigating where seagulls like to stand, your null hypothesis would be that 59% of the seagulls were standing on sand, 28% on mud and 13% on rocks.
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The statistical is that the number of observations in each category is equal to that predicted by a biological theory, and the alternative hypothesis is that the observed numbers are different from the expected. The null hypothesis is usually an extrinsic hypothesis, where you knew the expected proportions before doing the experiment. Examples include a 1:1 sex ratio or a 1:2:1 ratio in a genetic cross. Another example would be looking at an area of shore that had 59% of the area covered in sand, 28% mud and 13% rocks; if you were investigating where seagulls like to stand, your null hypothesis would be that 59% of the seagulls were standing on sand, 28% on mud and 13% on rocks.
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In this paper, we examine the potential for biotic resistance to recovery within the benthic macroinvertebrate community of a chemically recovering stream in midWales, UK. Acidified streams in the catchments of the River Wye are improving chemically, both through declining acid deposition and restoration projects (liming), but to date evidence for biological recovery is scarce, with limited persistence of many acidsensitive invertebrates, especially mayflies (e.g. Bradley & Ormerod, ; Ormerod & Durance, ). One of the untested mechanisms of community resistance to reinvasion in streams is competition with residents, and it could be that changes in species abundances and interactions occurring as streams acidified place tight constraints upon the subsequent return of sensitive species when acidity ameliorates (Ledger & Hildrew, ; Layer et al., ).
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In some situations, you have an intrinsic hypothesis. This is a null hypothesis where you calculate the expected proportions after the experiment is done, using some of the information from the data. The bestknown example of an intrinsic hypothesis is the HardyWeinberg proportions of population genetics: if the frequency of one allele in a population is p and the other allele is q, the null hypothesis is that expected frequencies of the three genotypes are p^{2}, 2pq, and q^{2}. This is an intrinsic hypothesis, because you estimate p and q from the data after you collect the data, you can't predict p and q before the experiment.