Tag Archives: significance testing

Statistical inference in ecology

Update: a pdf of an updated version of this chapter is available here. If this post had a single take-home message, it would be this: whatever statistical method you use, make sure that you use and report it appropriately. I’m … Continue reading

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Use confidence intervals to avoid the dance of the p-values

Geoff Cumming has written a great article in The Conversation about problems with using p-values for determining importance when using statistics. He recommends focusing on measuring effect sizes by using confidence intervals. It is well worth reading, but you should … Continue reading

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A flurry of blogs on NHST

Perhaps people are always blogging about problems with the use of null hypothesis significance testing (HNST) in ecology, and I’ve just noticed. But there seems to have been a spate recently. There is a blog post about this at the … Continue reading

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