Statistical Significance Tests are Unnecessary Even When Properly Done and Properly Interpreted: Reply to Commentaries

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J. Scott Armstrong

University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department

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Date Written: June 29, 2008

Abstract

The three commentators on my paper agree that statistical tests are often improperly used by researchers and that even when properly used, readers misinterpret them. These points have been well established by empirical studies. However, two of the commentators do not agree with my major point that significance tests are unnecessary even when properly used and interpreted.

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Armstrong, J. Scott, Statistical Significance Tests are Unnecessary Even When Properly Done and Properly Interpreted: Reply to Commentaries (June 29, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1153121 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1153121

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