Statistical intervals, not statistical significance

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2019-08-01
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Hahn, Gerald
Doganaksoy, Necip
Meeker, William
Meeker, William
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Convincing practitioners of the inadequacy of significance testing can employ a two‐step approach. First, explain the difference between statistical significance and practical importance. Then, at least in many situations, use an appropriate statistical interval to quantify the statistical uncertainty.

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This is the peer-reviewed version of the following article: Hahn, Gerald J., Necip Doganaksoy, and William Q. Meeker. "Statistical intervals, not statistical significance." Significance 16, no. 4 (2019): 20-22., which has been published in final form at 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2019.01298.x. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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