Malignant side effects of null-hypothesis significance testing

  title={Malignant side effects of null-hypothesis significance testing},
  author={Marc N. Branch},
  journal={Theory & Psychology},
  pages={256 - 277}
  • Marc N. Branch
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • Theory & Psychology
  • Six decades-worth of published information has shown irrefutably that null-hypothesis significance tests (NHSTs) provide no information about the reliability of research outcomes. Nevertheless, they are still the core of editorial decision-making in Psychology. Two reasons appear to contribute to the continuing practice. One, survey information suggests that a majority of psychological researchers incorrectly believe that p values provide information about reliability of results. Two, a… CONTINUE READING
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