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Significance Tests and Deduction: Reply to Folger (1989)

Chow, Siu L. (1989) Significance Tests and Deduction: Reply to Folger (1989). [Journal (Paginated)]

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Shows that agreeing with Folger's (1989) methodological observations does not mean that it is incorrect to use significance tests. This contention is based on the dynamics of theory corroboration, with reference to which the following distinctions are illustrated, namely, the distinctions between (a) statistical hypothesis testing, theory corroboration, and syllogistic argument, (b) a responsible experimenter and a cynical experimenter, (c) logical validity and methodological correctness, and (d) warranted assertability and truth.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Theory corroborationStatistical hypothesis testingModustollensHypothetico-deductiveSignificance tests
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:823
Deposited By:Chow, Dr. Siu L.
Deposited On:06 Aug 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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