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Beyond Significance Testing Statistics Reform in the Behavioral Sciences

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ISBN-10: 1433812789

ISBN-13: 9781433812781

Edition: 2nd 2013

Authors: Rex B. Kline

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Traditional education in statistics that emphasizes significance testing leaves researchers and students ill prepared to understand what their results really mean. Specifically, most researchers and students who do not have strong quantitative backgrounds have difficulty understanding outcomes of statistical tests. As more and more people become aware of this problem, the emphasis on statistical significance in the reporting of results is declining. Increasingly, researchers are expected to describe the magnitudes and precisions of their findings and also their practical, theoretical, or clinical significance. This accessibly written book reviews the controversy about significance testing,…    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 348
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Fundamental Concepts
Changing Times
Sampling and Estimation
Logic and Illogic of Significance Testing
Cognitive Distortions in Significance Testing
Effect Size Estimation in Comparative Studies
Continuous Outcomes
Categorical Outcomes
Single-Factor Designs
Multifactor Designs
Alternatives to Significance Testing
Replication and Meta-Analysis
Bayesian Estimation and Best Practices Summary
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