ERIC Number: ED360839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Significance of "Significance."
Edinburgh Working Papers in Applied Linguistics, v4 p63-80 1993
This paper examines some of the implications of testing for statistical significance. After considering methodological issues raised by two examples from the literature, the paper proceeds to look in detail at a variety of misunderstandings attached to the reporting of "significant" results. It is concluded that significance testing is of limited utility and highly misleading. Implications of abandoning the significance test are considered. (JL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For serial publication in which this paper appears, see FL 021 410.