ERIC Number: EJ680124
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Shaping Up the Practice of Null Hypothesis Significance Testing.
Wainer, Howard; Robinson, Daniel H.
Educational Researcher, v32 n7 p22-30 Oct 2003
Discusses criticisms of null hypothesis significance testing (NHST), suggesting that historical use of NHST was reasonable, and current users should read Sir Ronald Fisher's applied work. Notes that modifications to NHST and interpretations of its outcomes might better suit the needs of modern science. Concludes that NHST is most often useful as an adjunct to other results rather than a stand-alone result (although it is occasionally appropriate alone). (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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