Clinical Biostatistics: Lucky for Spurs?, suggested answer 1

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Is it "Lucky for Spurs if the year ends in one"?

Whether Totenham Hotspur won a trophy by last digit of year at the end of the season
Ends in a “1” Doesn’t end in a “1” Total
Trophy 8 8 16
No trophy 1 73 74
Total 9 81 90
Fisher's exact test: P<0.00001
(1915-18 and 1940-45 excluded)

1. What is the null hypothesis being tested here?

Suggested answer

The null hypothesis is that the proportion of years ending in one in which Spurs win a trophy is the same as the proportion of years ending in a digit other than one in which Spurs win a trophy.

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