Sound and fury: McCloskey and significance testing in economics

  title={Sound and fury: McCloskey and significance testing in economics},
  author={Kevin D. Hoover and Mark V. Siegler},
  journal={Journal of Economic Methodology},
  pages={1 - 37}
For more than 20 years, Deidre McCloskey has campaigned to convince the economics profession that it is hopelessly confused about statistical significance. She argues that many practices associated with significance testing are bad science and that most economists routinely employ these bad practices: ‘Though to a child they look like science, with all that really hard math, no science is being done in these and 96 percent of the best empirical economics …’ (McCloskey 1999). McCloskey's charges… Expand
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