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ERIC Number: EJ263877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
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On the Origins of the .05 Level of Statistical Significance.
Cowles, Michael; Davis, Caroline
American Psychologist, v37 n5 p553-58 May 1982
Examination of the literature on statistics indicates that the rejection of the hypothesis of chance dates from the turn of the century. Early statements about statistical significance were given in terms of the "probable error." These earlier conventions were adopted and restated by Fisher in his "Statistical Methods for Research Workers." (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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