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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10143/14442
Title:
All bachelors are unmarried men (p < 0.05)
Authors:
Smedslund, Geir
Citation:
Quality and quantity 2008, 42(1):53-73
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http://www.springerlink.com/content/585213v248883mj1/fulltext.pdf

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dc.contributor.authorSmedslund, Geir-
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-03T19:37:45Z-
dc.date.available2007-11-03T19:37:45Z-
dc.date.issued2008-08-
dc.date.submitted2007-11-05-
dc.identifier.citationQuality and quantity 2008, 42(1):53-73en
dc.identifier.issn0033-5177-
dc.identifier.doiDOI 10.1007/s11135-006-9036-4-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10143/14442-
dc.descriptionPre-printen
dc.description.abstractThis paper adds to the list of criticisms against null hypothesis significance testing (NHST). I argue that when researchers do not analyze the conceptual relations among their variables, they may fail to distinguish between logical implications and empirical relations. It does not make sense to use significance testing on hypotheses involving conceptually related phenomena. The widespread lack of conceptual clarification also leads to very small effect sizes in psychology because it causes study participants to understand the stimulus material in different ways . Therefore they answer in an inconsistent way. Researchers show an extremely low degree of ambition when they seek to show that psychological phenomena differ from chance, or when they try to disprove a hypothesis claiming that a psychological phenomenon does not exist. I see significance testing as a poor solution to the problem of tiny effect sizes in psychology. I recommend that psychological researchers be more explicit both about their main hypotheses and their auxiliary hypotheses. As examples, I analyse all quantitative articles in Issue 1, 2005 of the Journal of Health Psychology.en
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dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.springerlink.com/content/585213v248883mj1/fulltext.pdf-
dc.subjectMental Processesen
dc.titleAll bachelors are unmarried men (p < 0.05)en
dc.title.alternativesignificance testing of nonempirical relationsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.typepeer revieweden
dc.identifier.journalQuality and quantity-
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