Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Chow: Statistical significance

Testing significance testing: A flawed defense

John E. Hunter a1
a1 Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 [email protected]


Most psychometricians believe that the significance test is counterproductive. I have read Chow's book to see whether it addresses or rebuts any of the key facts brought out by the psychometricians. The book is empty on this score; it is entirely irrelevant to the current debate. It presents nothing new and is riddled with errors.