From Hypothesis Testing to Parameter Estimation: An Example of Evidence-Based Practice in Statistics

Authored by: Geoff Cumming , Fiona Fidler

Handbook of Ethics in Quantitative Methodology

Print publication date:  January  2011
Online publication date:  March  2011

Print ISBN: 9781848728547
eBook ISBN: 9780203840023
Adobe ISBN: 9781136888731


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The American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual (2010) includes several statements about hypotheses. For example, a subheading in the discussion of what an Introduction section should contain is: “State hypotheses and their correspondence to research design” (APA, 2010, p. 28). Another example is: “After presenting the results, … interpret their implications, especially with respect to your original hypotheses” (p. 35).

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