Signifying nothing: reply to Hoover and Siegler

  title={Signifying nothing: reply to Hoover and Siegler},
  author={Deirdre Mccloskey and Stephen T. Ziliak},
  journal={Journal of Economic Methodology},
  pages={39 - 55}
After William Gosset (1876–1937), the ‘Student’ of Student's t, the best statisticians have distinguished economic (or agronomic or psychological or medical) significance from merely statistical ‘significance’ at conventional levels. A singular exception among the best was Ronald A. Fisher, who argued in the 1920s that statistical significance at the 0.05 level is a necessary and sufficient condition for establishing a scientific result. After Fisher many economists and some others – but rarely… 
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  • S. Ziliak
  • Education
    The American Statistician
  • 2019
Abstract A crisis of validity has emerged from three related crises of science, that is, the crises of statistical significance and complete randomization, of replication, and of reproducibility.


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