You are an ecologist investigating whether there is a correlation between anchovy density estimates obtained from otter trawls and western gull abundances. You run a regression and get a p value returned of 0.867.
Can you reject the null hypothesis?
What would be the probability of committing a Type I error?
If there really is a direct relationship between anchovy density and western gull abundances what type of error have you likely committed?
What can you do to reduce the probability of this kind of error?