An ethical argument against leaving psychologists to their statistical devices

  title={An ethical argument against leaving psychologists to their statistical devices},
  author={Christopher Herrera},
  journal={The Journal of Psychology},
  • C. Herrera
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Psychology
Abstract The frequent critiques of the statistical tools used by experimental psychologists, especially the null-hypothesis test, cast substantial doubt on the scientific integrity of experiments associated with them. This doubt leaves psychologists with weak grounds for promising results or benefits from their experiments. In addition to the methodological problems raised, the shortcomings of null-hypothesis testing and associated experiments suggest an ethical problem in which deception of… 

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