Psy 625 Week 3 DQ 1
DQ 1: Please read the following article in your Electronic Readings, Null Hypothesis,
CLOSED THINKING: Without scientific competition and open debate, much psychology research goes nowhere
This article discusses research in psychology and how "science often works more like a fashion" (Bower, 2013). What does this article tell you? Your thoughts?
It is also suggested that significance tests should be banned for
two reasons, (1) that there is a tendency for researchers to accept the null
hypothesis as true because the result is not significant and (2) significance
is confused with a large effect size.
Would you agree that testing the significance of a result may lead to faulty assumptions about accepting the null hypothesis?
Bower, B. (2013). Closed thinking: Without scientific competition and open debate, much psychology research goes nowhere.Science News, 183(11), 26.