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ERIC Number: EJ748028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
The Quantitative-Qualitative Distinction and the Null Hypothesis Significance Testing Procedure
Ratnesar, Nimal; Mackenzie, Jim
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v40 n4 p501-509 Dec 2006
Conventional discussion of research methodology contrast two approaches, the quantitative and the qualitative, presented as collectively exhaustive. But if qualitative is taken as the understanding of lifeworlds, the two approaches between them cover only a tiny fraction of research methodologies; and the quantitative, taken as the routine application to controlled experiments of frequentist statistics by way of the Null Hypothesis Significance Testing Procedure, is seriously flawed. It is contrary to the advice both of Fisher and of Neyman and Pearson, the two sources from which it is drawn.
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Language: English
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