The critics rebutted: A Pyrrhic victory

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We take up two issues discussed by Chow: the claim by critics of hypothesis that the null hypothesis (H-o) is always false, and the claim that reporting effect sizes is more appropriate than relying on statistical significance. Concerning the former, we agree with Chow's sentiment despite noting serious shortcomings in his discussion. Concerning the latter, we agree with Chow that effect size need not translate into scientific relevance, and furthermore reiterate that with small samples effect size measures cannot substitute for significance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-211
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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