The Place of Statistics in Psychology

@article{Nunnally1960ThePO,
  title={The Place of Statistics in Psychology},
  author={J. D. Nunnally},
  journal={Educational and Psychological Measurement},
  year={1960},
  volume={20},
  pages={641 - 650}
}
  • J. D. Nunnally
  • Published 1960
  • Psychology
  • Educational and Psychological Measurement
MosT psychologists probably will agree that the emphasis on statistical methods in psychology is a healthy sign. Although we sometimes substitute statistical elegance for good ideas and overembellish small studies with elaborate analyses, we are probably on a firmer basis than we were in the prestatistieal days. However, it will be argued that there are some serious m1iiemphases in our use of statistical methods, which are retarding the growth of psychology. ’ 
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