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The cult of statisitcal significance : how the standard error costs US jobs, justice, and lives

Author: Stephen Thomas Ziliak; Deidre N MacCloskey
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : Univ. of Michigan Press, 2008.
Series: Economics, cognition, and society series
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Cult of Statistical Significance shows, field by field, how "statistical significance," a technique that dominates many sciences, has been a huge mistake. The authors find that researchers in a broad spectrum of fields, from agronomy to zoology, employ "testing" that doesn't test and "estimating" that doesn't estimate. The facts will startle the outside reader: how could a group of brilliant scientists wander so  Read more...
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Named Person: Ronald Aylmer Fisher; William Sealy Gosset; William Sealy Gosset
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Thomas Ziliak; Deidre N MacCloskey
ISBN: 9780472050079 0472050079 047207007X 9780472070077
OCLC Number: 263410925
Notes: Notes + bibliogr. S. 255 - 287.
Description: XXIII, 321 S.
Series Title: Economics, cognition, and society series
Responsibility: Stephen T. Ziliak ; Deidre N. McCloskey.

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Null hypothesis significance testing is in other words a scientific train-wreck, about which a small group of statisticians have been warning. This book shows how the wreck happened, and reports on  Read more...

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