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ERIC Number: EJ1148766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
The Need for Nuance in the Null Hypothesis Significance Testing Debate
Häggström, Olle
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v77 n4 p616-630 Aug 2017
Null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) provides an important statistical toolbox, but there are a number of ways in which it is often abused and misinterpreted, with bad consequences for the reliability and progress of science. Parts of contemporary NHST debate, especially in the psychological sciences, is reviewed, and a suggestion is made that a new distinction between "strongly," "weakly," and "very weakly" anti-NHST positions is likely to bring added clarity to the debate.
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Language: English
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