Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Alternatives to Null Hypothesis Significance Testing

Abelson, R. P. (1985). A Variance Explanation Paradox: When a Little Is a Lot. Psychological Bulletin. 97 (1), 129-34.
*Using percent variance to explain the influence of situational factors is misleading

Prentice, D. A., & Miller, D. T. (1992). When small effects are impressive. Psychological Bulletin, 112, 160-164.
*Interpretation of effect size requires careful consideration of the topic being researched

Bem, D. J., & Honorton, C. (1994). Does Psi Exist? Replicable Evidence for an Anomalous Process of Information Transfer. PSYCHOLOGICAL BULLETIN. 115 (1), 4.
*An example of meta-analysis in action, arguing that psi exists (and is replicable)

Kirsch, I. & Sapirstein, G. (1998). Listening to Prozac but hearing placebo: A meta-analysis of antidepressant medication. Prevention & Treatment, 1
*An example of meta-analysis in action, arguing that SSRI’s work through placebo effect

Krueger, J. (2001). Null Hypothesis Significance Testing: On the Survival of a Flawed Method. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST. 56, 16-26.
*Critics and defenders of NHST use Bayesian ideas; the real issue at stake is replicability

Seaman, M. A., & Serlin, R. C. (1998). Equivalence Confidence Intervals for Two-Group Comparisons of Means. PSYCHOLOGICAL METHODS. 3 (4), 403-411.
*Equivalence confidence intervals can and should replace NHST for determining if two group means are practically equivalent

Duckworth, W.M. and Stephenson, W.R. Resampling methods: Not just for statisticians anymore. Invited paper presented at JSM 2003, San Francisco, CA.
*Explores how to teach resampling methods (jackknife and bootstrap) to psychologists

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