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Titre du Document
The fall of the null hypothesis: Liabilities and opportunities
Auteur(s)
GUTHERY Fred S. ; LUSK Jeffrey J. ; PETERSON Markus J.
Résumé
The collapse of null hypothesis significance testing as a statistical paradigm has created liabilities and opportunities in wildlife science. One liability is that some formalism for statistical hypothesis testing, such as likelihood with information theory, will simply replace null hypothesis significance testing as a rote approach to wildlife science. The principal intellectual instrument of the scientist remains the research hypothesis, not the statistical hypothesis. Accordingly, 1 opportunity arising from a change of statistical paradigms is that the research hypothesis will move to the foreground of wildlife science, the statistical hypothesis to the background. A second opportunity is a broadening of the suite of inferential methods considered orthodox in wildlife science. Realization of these opportunities should help wildlife scientists resist the social tendency to allow tools (means, statistical models) to supplant the search for reliable knowledge (end) as the benchmark of scientific endeavor. Science of the highest order, including virtually all discoveries that humankind extols today, is possible without the statistical hypothesis, but not without the research hypothesis.
Editeur
Wildlife Society
Identifiant
ISSN : 0022-541X CODEN : JWMAA9
Source
The Journal of wildlife management A. 2001, vol. 65, n° 3, pp. 379-384 [bibl. : 30 ref.]
Langue
Anglais
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