A sensible formulation of the significance test

  • Jones L
  • Tukey J
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Abstract

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.

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Authors

  • Lyle V. Jones

  • John W. Tukey

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