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Problems With Null Hypothesis Significance Testing
RSEM Faculty Publications
  • Jeffrey A. Gliner
  • George A. Morgan
  • Nancy L. Leech, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
  • Robert J. Harmon
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2001
Abstract
In our last column, we discussed inferential statistics and hypothesis testing, both instrumental in the process of null hypothesis significance testing (NHST). Although NHST has been the hallmark of biological, behavioral, and social sciences for most of the past century, objections and concerns have recently increased for two reasons. First, the logic underlying NHST is difficult to understand and appears to be backward. Second, and perhaps more important, NHST is often improperly used in medical and behavioral research.
Citation Information
Jeffrey A. Gliner, George A. Morgan, Nancy L. Leech and Robert J. Harmon. "Problems With Null Hypothesis Significance Testing" (2001)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy-leech/52/