TCR Grad Blog

Graduate director's blog for the Technical Communication and Rhetoric Program at Texas Tech University

Significance

Posted by Joyce on June 4, 2010

For those of you who are statistically minded, stories like this one

“Odds Are, It’s Wrong: Science fails to face the shortcomings of statistics”     http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/57091/title/Odds_Are,_Its_Wrong
and this book-length one:
Ziliak and McCloskey, The Cult of Statistical Significance
are well worth the reads.  Even if you’re trained in statistics, it pays to be skeptical about claims of significance when so many get it fundamentally wrong.
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