Hypothesis testing as a moral choice

Ethics and Behavior 11 (2):151 – 162 (2001)
Although many researchers may perceive empirical hypothesis testing using inferential statistics to be a value free process, I argue that any conclusion based on inferential statistics contains an important and intractable value judgment. Consequently, I conclude that researchers should use the same rationale for examining the ethical ramifications of committing errors in statistical inference that they use to examine the ethical parameters of a proposed research design.
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DOI 10.1207/S15327019EB1102_3
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