The null hypothesis significance test in health sciences research (1995-2006): statistical analysis and interpretation

@inproceedings{SilvaAyaguer2010TheNH,
  title={The null hypothesis significance test in health sciences research (1995-2006): statistical analysis and interpretation},
  author={Luis Carlos Silva-Ayçaguer and Patricio Su{\'a}rez-Gil and Ana Fern{\'a}ndez-Somoano},
  booktitle={BMC medical research methodology},
  year={2010}
}
BackgroundThe null hypothesis significance test (NHST) is the most frequently used statistical method, although its inferential validity has been widely criticized since its introduction. In 1988, the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) warned against sole reliance on NHST to substantiate study conclusions and suggested supplementary use of confidence intervals (CI). Our objective was to evaluate the extent and quality in the use of NHST and CI, both in English and… CONTINUE READING
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