One cheer for null hypothesis significance testing

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Null hypothesis testing as a tool in research is defended. Six examples are offered of situations in which, if all the researcher could do was “reject H₀ at α = .05” the scientific contribution would still be substantial. The examples are drawn from physics, cosmology, psychology, geophysics, career counseling and theology.

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Type of resources: Primary Source, Reading, Paper

Education level(s): College / Upper Division (Undergraduates)

Primary user(s): Student

Subject area(s): Math & Statistics

Language(s): English