Null hypothesis significance testing: a review of an old and continuing controversy.

  title={Null hypothesis significance testing: a review of an old and continuing controversy.},
  author={R. Nickerson},
  journal={Psychological methods},
  volume={5 2},
  • R. Nickerson
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychological methods
  • Null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) is arguably the most widely used approach to hypothesis evaluation among behavioral and social scientists. It is also very controversial. A major concern expressed by critics is that such testing is misunderstood by many of those who use it. Several other objections to its use have also been raised. In this article the author reviews and comments on the claimed misunderstandings as well as on other criticisms of the approach, and he notes arguments… CONTINUE READING
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