The Insignificance of Significance Testing

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Null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) is commonplace in atmospheric research, despite the many criticisms that have been leveled against its use in other fields of research. NHST is used, in papers in almost every issue of the Society's journals, to test correlations, means, and trends. Some of the major criticisms of NHST are summarized, and possible alternatives are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)981-986
Number of pages6
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2001
Externally publishedYes

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