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Statistical Significance

Scope Note: 
Property of having low probability of occurrence on the basis of chance alone (in this sense, "significance" means neither "bigness" nor "importance" -- usually, the odds have to be at least 20 to 1 and preferably 100 to 1 against pure chance for significance to be claimed)
Category: Measurement
Broader Terms
Statistical Analysis
Narrower Terms
Use this term instead of
Significance Measures
Tests of Significance (1966 1980)
Related Terms
Bayesian Statistics
Effect Size
Goodness of Fit
Hypothesis Testing
Least Squares Statistics
Maximum Likelihood Statistics
Research Design
Robustness (Statistics)
Statistical Inference
Added to ERIC: 3/5/1980