Statistical Significance Tests are Unnecessary Even When Properly Done and Properly Interpreted: Reply to Commentaries
3 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2008
Date Written: June 29, 2008
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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