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From Null Hypothesis SignificanceTesting to Effect Sizes

There are two main parts to the statistical reform argument: the negatives and the positives. The negatives are criticisms of NHST, and the positives refer to advantages of estimation and other recommended techniques. Most of this book concerns the positives, but in this chapter I'll first consider the negatives: NHST and how it's taught and used.

This chapter focuses on

  • NHST as it's presented in textbooks and used in practice
  • Problems with NHST
  • The best ways to think about NHST
  • An alternative ...

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