ERIC Number: EJ475198
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
What Statistical Significance Testing Is, and What It Is Not.
Shaver, James P.
Journal of Experimental Education, v61 n4 p293-316 Sum 1993
Reviews the role of statistical significance testing, and argues that dominance of such testing is dysfunctional because significance tests do not provide the information that many researchers assume they do. Possible reasons for the persistence of statistical significance testing are discussed briefly, and ways to moderate negative effects are suggested. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue title: "Statistical Significance Testing in Contemporary Practice: Some Proposed Alternatives with Comments from Journal Editors."