Testing the null hypothesis: The forgotten legacy of Karl Popper?

  title={Testing the null hypothesis: The forgotten legacy of Karl Popper?},
  author={M. Wilkinson},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  pages={919 - 920}
  • M. Wilkinson
  • Published 2013
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • Journal of Sports Sciences
Abstract Testing of the null hypothesis is a fundamental aspect of the scientific method and has its basis in the falsification theory of Karl Popper. Null hypothesis testing makes use of deductive reasoning to ensure that the truth of conclusions is irrefutable. In contrast, attempting to demonstrate the new facts on the basis of testing the experimental or research hypothesis makes use of inductive reasoning and is prone to the problem of the Uniformity of Nature assumption described by David… Expand

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