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The Resource The cult of statistical significance : how the standard error costs us jobs, justice, and lives, by Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey

The cult of statistical significance : how the standard error costs us jobs, justice, and lives, by Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey

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The cult of statistical significance : how the standard error costs us jobs, justice, and lives
Title
The cult of statistical significance
Title remainder
how the standard error costs us jobs, justice, and lives
Statement of responsibility
by Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
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DLC
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1963-
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Ziliak, Stephen Thomas
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB137
LC item number
.Z55 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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McCloskey, Deirdre N
Series statement
Economics, cognition, and society
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  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Statistical hypothesis testing
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The cult of statistical significance : how the standard error costs us jobs, justice, and lives, by Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-287) and index
Contents
A significant problem -- Dieting "significance" and the case of Vioxx -- The sizeless stare of statistical significance -- What the sizeless scientists say in defense -- Better practice: [beta]-importance vs. [alpha]-"significance" -- A lot can go wrong in the use of significance tests in economics -- A lot did go wrong in the American Economic Review during the 1980s -- Is economic practice improving? -- How big is big in economics? -- What the sizeless stare costs, economically speaking -- How economics stays that way: the textbooks and the referees -- The not-boring rise of significance in psychology -- Psychometrics lacks power -- The psychology of psychological significance testing -- Medicine seeks a magic pill -- Rothman's revolt -- On drugs, disability, and death -- Edgeworth's significance -- "Take 3[sigma] as definitely significant": Pearson's rule -- Who sits on the egg of culculus canorus? Not Karl Pearson -- Gosset: the fable of the bee -- Fisher: the fable of the wasp -- How the wasp stung the bee and took over some sciences -- Eighty years of trained incapacity: how such a thing could happen -- What to do
Control code
168717577
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 321 p.
Isbn
9780472070077
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007035401
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ill.
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(OCoLC)168717577
Label
The cult of statistical significance : how the standard error costs us jobs, justice, and lives, by Stephen T. Ziliak and Deirdre N. McCloskey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-287) and index
Contents
A significant problem -- Dieting "significance" and the case of Vioxx -- The sizeless stare of statistical significance -- What the sizeless scientists say in defense -- Better practice: [beta]-importance vs. [alpha]-"significance" -- A lot can go wrong in the use of significance tests in economics -- A lot did go wrong in the American Economic Review during the 1980s -- Is economic practice improving? -- How big is big in economics? -- What the sizeless stare costs, economically speaking -- How economics stays that way: the textbooks and the referees -- The not-boring rise of significance in psychology -- Psychometrics lacks power -- The psychology of psychological significance testing -- Medicine seeks a magic pill -- Rothman's revolt -- On drugs, disability, and death -- Edgeworth's significance -- "Take 3[sigma] as definitely significant": Pearson's rule -- Who sits on the egg of culculus canorus? Not Karl Pearson -- Gosset: the fable of the bee -- Fisher: the fable of the wasp -- How the wasp stung the bee and took over some sciences -- Eighty years of trained incapacity: how such a thing could happen -- What to do
Control code
168717577
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 321 p.
Isbn
9780472070077
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007035401
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)168717577

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