A sensible formulation of the significance test

  • Jones L
  • Tukey J
  • 103


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 82


    Citations of this article.


The conventional procedure for null hypothesis significance testing has long been the target of appropriate criticism. A more reasonable alternative is proposed, one that not only avoids the unrealistic postulation of a null hypothesis but also, for a given parametric difference and a given error probability, is more likely to report the detection of that difference.

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


  • Lyle V. Jones

  • John W. Tukey

Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free