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NHST on Trial—Should Significance Testing be Banned from Research Publications? A Discussion and Data Demonstration Explaining Arguments for and Against

Session Number: 2786
Track: Quantitative Methods: Theory and Design
Session Type: Paper
Tags: Quantitative, quantitative methods
First Author or Discussion Group Leader: William E. Pate II [Principal - Ad Hoc Analytics, LLC]
Time: Nov 13, 2015 (07:00 AM - 07:45 AM)
Room: Comiskey

Audience Level: Advanced

Session Abstract: 

This goal of this session is to explain and demonstrate the good and the bad of Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST) in the context of evaluation research. Alternative techniques (e.g., Confidence Intervals, effect sizes, meta-analyses) are presented and sized up against NHST using actual and simulated data. We hope this session will help demystify a number of statistical tools that evaluators have at their disposal.

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