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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Ziliak, Stephen Thomas, 1963-
Cult of statistical significance.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2008
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Stephen Thomas Ziliak; Deirdre N McCloskey
|ISBN:||9780472070077 047207007X 9780472050079 0472050079|
|Description:||xxiii, 321 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||A significant problem --
Dieting "significance" and the case of Vioxx --
The sizeless stare of statistical significance --
What the sizeless scientists say in defense --
Better practice: [beta]-importance vs. [alpha]-"significance" --
A lot can go wrong in the use of significance tests in economics --
A lot did go wrong in the American Economic Review during the 1980s --
Is economic practice improving? --
How big is big in economics? --
What the sizeless stare costs, economically speaking --
How economics stays that way: the textbooks and the referees --
The not-boring rise of significance in psychology --
Psychometrics lacks power --
The psychology of psychological significance testing --
Medicine seeks a magic pill --
Rothman's revolt --
On drugs, disability, and death --
Edgeworth's significance --
"Take 3[sigma] as definitely significant": Pearson's rule --
Who sits on the egg of culculus canorus? Not Karl Pearson --
Gosset: the fable of the bee --
Fisher: the fable of the wasp --
How the wasp stung the bee and took over some sciences --
Eighty years of trained incapacity: how such a thing could happen --
What to do.
|Series Title:||Economics, cognition, and society.|
|Responsibility:||by Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey.|
"What is important is a shift of emphasis away from a dichotomous world of true and false towards a recognition of "oomph." This is what the presented book tries to achieve. It is also fun to read,
- Economics -- Statistical methods.
- Statistics -- Social aspects.
- Statistical hypothesis testing -- Social aspects.