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Chapter 1 | The New Stats Attitudes for the 21st Century

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The New Stats Attitudes for the 21st Century
FionaFidler
GeoffCumming

How should a researcher decide what statistical analysis to use? Across medicine and many other disciplines, best practice is now defined as being evidence based. As a professional, you must be able to justify your choice of diagnosis or therapies in terms of evidence that they are appropriate to the situation and effective. No less a standard should apply to researchers choosing how to analyze their data. Alas, statistical practices in psychology, in education, and across the social sciences too often fail to meet this standard: The ...

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