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 ...