The Spread of Statistical Significance Testing in Psychology

@article{Hubbard1997TheSO,
  title={The Spread of Statistical Significance Testing in Psychology},
  author={R. Hubbard and Rahul Parsa and Michael R. Luthy},
  journal={Theory & Psychology},
  year={1997},
  volume={7},
  pages={545 - 554}
}
Because the widespread use of statistical significance testing has deleterious consequences for the development of a cumulative knowledge base, the American Psychological Association's Board of Scientific Affairs is in the process of appointing a Task Force whose charge includes the possibility of phasing out such testing in textbooks and journal articles. Just how popular is significance testing in psychology? This issue is examined in the present historical study, which uses data from… Expand
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