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cult of statistical significance

how the standard error costs us jobs, justice, and lives

by Stephen Thomas Ziliak

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Published by University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Economics -- Statistical methods,
  • Statistics -- Social aspects,
  • Statistical hypothesis testing -- Social aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-287) and index.

    Statementby Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey.
    SeriesEconomics, cognition, and society
    ContributionsMcCloskey, Deirdre N.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB137 .Z55 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 321 p. :
    Number of Pages321
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18569280M
    ISBN 10047207007X, 0472050079
    ISBN 109780472070077, 9780472050079
    LC Control Number2007035401


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The Cult of Statistical Significance. By Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey. Roosevelt University and University of Illinois-Chicago. Abstract: We want to persuade you of one claim: that William Sealy Gosset ()—aka "Student" of "Student's" t-test—was right, and that his.

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with a book which, though lively and provocative, is ultimately unconvincing. Mark Koyama DPhil Candidate in Economics Department of Economics and Wadham College University of Oxford @ Book Review book reviewsXX THE CULT OF STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE: HOW THE STANDARD ERROR COSTS US JOBS, JUSTICE, AND LIVES.

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She is now writing a sequel to that book, and I cannot wait. A second highlight for me in these AAA annual meetings was a single sentence in the Tuesday morning plenary presentation of Gergory S.

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