Good Statistics Can’t Save Science – Psychology Today

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For example, the comprehensive text on Statistical Power‘a branch of statistics that lets researchers know how many participants they need to collect in an experiment for it to have a good chance of succeeding’was written in 1977. Only in the last decade have some influential journals started forcing people to use this information to justify the number of participants they collected in new experiments they report.

This is great for a nerd like myself with an aptitude for statistics, but it also tends to make the ‘Credibility Revolution‘ in psychology look like it’s basically about people who know statistics really well shouting at people who don’t to “get their math right.”

Publisher: Psychology Today
Date: 9AD6650A37790044983CFB6B27D77607
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