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ERIC Number: EJ1148800
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
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Hypothesis Testing in the Real World
Miller, Jeff
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v77 n4 p663-672 Aug 2017
Critics of null hypothesis significance testing suggest that (a) its basic logic is invalid and (b) it addresses a question that is of no interest. In contrast to (a), I argue that the underlying logic of hypothesis testing is actually extremely straightforward and compelling. To substantiate that, I present examples showing that hypothesis testing logic is routinely used in everyday life. These same examples also refute (b) by showing circumstances in which the logic of hypothesis testing addresses a question of prime interest. Null hypothesis significance testing may sometimes be misunderstood or misapplied, but these problems should be addressed by improved education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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