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ERIC Number: ED438313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-29
Pages: 30
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A Review of Post-1994 Literature on Whether Statistical Significance Tests Should Be Banned.
Sullivan, Jeremy R.
This paper summarizes the literature regarding statistical significance testing with an emphasis on: (1) the post-1994 literature in various disciplines; (2) alternatives to statistical significance testing; and (3) literature exploring why researchers have demonstrably failed to be influenced by the 1994 American Psychological Association publication manual's "encouragement" to report effect sizes. Also considered are defenses of statistical significance tests. If the most practical goal for researcher was realized, statistical tests would not be completely banned, but would routinely be supplemented with accurate reports of effect size, confidence intervals, and replicability analyses. (Contains 59 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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