Null hypothesis statistical testing and the balance between positive and negative approaches

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (3):338-339 (2004)
Several of Krueger & Funder's (K&F's) suggestions may promote more balanced social cognition research, but reconsidered null hypothesis statistical testing (NHST) is not one of them. Although NHST has primarily supported negative conclusions, this is simply because most conclusions have been negative. NHST can support positive, negative, and even balanced conclusions. Better NHST practices would benefit psychology, but would not alter the balance between positive and negative approaches.
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DOI 10.1017/S0140525X0432008X
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