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Psych Journal Bans Significance Testing!

posted Feb 26, 2015, 4:50 PM by Jen Mankoff
Apropos of our recent discussions about how a p value should and should not be used: 
"The journal, Basic and Applied Social Psychology (BASP), has banned the use of NHSTP and related statistical procedures from their journal.... 'BASP will require strong descriptive statistics, including effect sizes. We also encourage the presentation of frequency or distributional data when this is feasible. Finally, we encourage the use of larger sample sizes than is typical in much psychology research, because as the sample size increases, descriptive statistics become increasingly stable and sampling error is less of a problem.'"

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