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Some meta-theoretical issues relating to statistical inference

Chow, Dr. Siu L (2003) Some meta-theoretical issues relating to statistical inference. [Journal (Paginated)]

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This paper is a reply to some comments made by Green (2002) on Chow’s (2002) critique of Wilkinson and Task Force's (1999) report on statistical inference. Issues raised are (a) the inappropriateness of accepting methodological prescription on authority, (ii) the vacuity of non-falsifiable theories, (iii) the need to distinguish between experiment and meta﷓experiment, and (iv) the probability foundation of the null﷓hypothesis significance﷓test procedure (NHSTP). This reply is intended to foster a better understanding of research methods in general, and of the role of NHSTP in empirical research in particular.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Additional Information:This is a reply to comments made by Green (2002) on Chow's (2002) critique of Wilkinson and Task Force's (1999) report on statistical inference.
Keywords:Statistical significance, power analysis, effect size, sample size, non-refalsifiable theory
Subjects:Psychology > Clinical Psychology
Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:3153
Deposited By:Chow, Dr. Siu L.
Deposited On:19 Sep 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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