Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Chow: Statistical significance

The logic of null hypothesis testing

Edward Erwin a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl 33124


In this commentary, I agree with Chow's treatment of null hypothesis significance testing as a noninferential procedure. However, I dispute his reconstruction of the logic of theory corroboration. I also challenge recent criticisms of NHSTP based on power analysis and meta-analysis.