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Four Functions of Statistical Significance Tests
The School of Statistics and Center for Data Sciences, Beijing Normal University (2016)
  • Xinshu ZHAO, Hong Kong Baptist University
Abstract
Statistical significance test, one of the most important contributions of mathematical statistics, was designed for projection, namely to project from a sample to its population, by estimating the probability (p) that a difference
observed in a probability sample does not exist in the population from which the sample has been drawn. In social sciences, however, researchers have used the significance tests for three other functions, namely proof, prescreen, and prototyping.
Publication Date
December 25, 2016
Location
Beijing, China
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Acknowledgement:  
This research was supported in part by a donation from Dr. Lee Shau Kee, GBM, through HKBU Research Grant Scheme (LSK/14-15/P13, Zhao PI) and a China Ministry of Education Major Grant for Social Sciences through Fudan University Center for Information and Communication Studies (11JJD860007, Zhao PI).

鸣谢
本研究获香港浸会大学「李兆基博士资助研究计划」(LSK/14-15/P13,赵心树主持) 及复旦大学信息与传播研究中心「教育部人文社会科学重点研究基地重大项目」(编号 11JJD860007,赵心树主持)资助。
Citation Information
Xinshu ZHAO. "Four Functions of Statistical Significance Tests" The School of Statistics and Center for Data Sciences, Beijing Normal University (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/xinshu-zhao/21/