Hostname: page-component-797576ffbb-58z7q Total loading time: 0 Render date: 2023-12-04T16:17:41.225Z Has data issue: false Feature Flags: { "corePageComponentGetUserInfoFromSharedSession": true, "coreDisableEcommerce": false, "useRatesEcommerce": true } hasContentIssue false

The logic of null hypothesis testing

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 April 1998

Edward Erwin
Department of Philosophy, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl 33124


In this commentary, I agree with Chow's treatment of null hypothesis significance testing as a noninferential procedure. However, I dispute his reconstruction of the logic of theory corroboration. I also challenge recent criticisms of NHSTP based on power analysis and meta-analysis.

Open Peer Commentary
© 1998 Cambridge University Press

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)