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Is banning significance testing the best way to improve Applied Social Science research? – Questions on Gorard (2016)

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Significance testing is widely used in social science research. It has long been criticised on statistical grounds and problems in the research practice. This paper is an applied researchers’ response to Gorard’s (2016) 'Damaging real lives through obstinacy: reemphasising why significance testing is wrong' in Sociological Research Online 21(1). He participates in this debate concluding from the issues raised that the use and teaching of significance testing should cease immediately. In that,...

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10.5153/sro.4076

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
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Author
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SAGE Publications
Journal:
Sociological Research Online More from this journal
Publication date:
2016-08-01
Acceptance date:
2016-08-16
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1360-7804
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English
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uuid:68e1c0cc-92e7-40f2-89b0-e684583c3160
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640615
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2016-08-26

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