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On Statistical Non-Significance

  title={On Statistical Non-Significance},
  author={Alberto Abadie},
  journal={arXiv: Other Statistics},
  • Alberto Abadie
  • Published 1 March 2018
  • Mathematics
  • arXiv: Other Statistics
Significance tests are probably the most extended form of inference in empirical research, and significance is often interpreted as providing greater informational content than non-significance. In this article we show, however, that rejection of a point null often carries very little information, while failure to reject may be highly informative. This is particularly true in empirical contexts where data sets are large and where there are rarely reasons to put substantial prior probability on… 

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