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Understanding The New Statistics by Geoff Cumming

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Introduction to The New Statistics

This book is about how to picture and think about experimental results. I'll start with a simple pattern of results you may have seen many times, but first I should say what this chapter is about. It introduces

  • Null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) and confidence intervals (CIs) as two different ways to present research results
  • Meta-analysis as a way to combine results, and thus a third way to present them
  • The desirability of shifting emphasis from NHST to CIs and meta-analysis, which are important parts ...

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