Hypothesis Testing and Statistical Significance

Authored by: Jay E. Gould

Concise Handbook of Experimental Methods for the Behavioral and Biological Sciences

Print publication date:  December  2001
Online publication date:  December  2001

Print ISBN: 9780849311048
eBook ISBN: 9781420040869
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The material covered in this last chapter of the Handbook is rather technical, but it builds on information that was presented in the preceding chapter on “Sampling and Generalization,” as well as on information in Chapter 8, regarding “Minimizing Error Variance” (the reader might want to review those pages now). Much of the material covered in the present chapter is also usually discussed in statistics courses, so the information should not be entirely new to everyone. An important function of this chapter, in fact, is to demonstrate the interrelatedness of hypothesis testing in research and the statistical analyses of data.

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