The Cult of Statistical Significance-A Review

@inproceedings{Motiram2014TheCO,
  title={The Cult of Statistical Significance-A Review},
  author={Sripad Motiram},
  year={2014}
}
I present a review and extended discussion of The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice and Lives by Deirdre McCloskey and Stephen Ziliak, a work that raises important issues related to the practice of statistics and that has been widely commented upon. For this review, I draw upon several other works on statistics and my personal experiences as a teacher of undergraduate econometrics. 

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