Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Open Peer Commentary
Chow: Statistical significance

If you've got an effect, test its significance; if you've got a weak effect, do a meta-analysis


John F. Kihlstrom a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720-1650 kihlstrm@cogsci.berkeley.edu http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~kihlstrom

Abstract

Statistical significance testing has its problems, but so do the alternatives that are proposed; and the alternatives may be both more cumbersome and less informative. Significance tests remain legitimate aspects of the rhetoric of scientific persuasion.



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