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Testing significance testing: A flawed defense

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 April 1998

John E. Hunter
Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824 hunterj@pilot.msu.ed.


Most psychometricians believe that the significance test is counterproductive. I have read Chow's book to see whether it addresses or rebuts any of the key facts brought out by the psychometricians. The book is empty on this score; it is entirely irrelevant to the current debate. It presents nothing new and is riddled with errors.

Open Peer Commentary
© 1998 Cambridge University Press

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