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Activity Number: 192
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, August 2, 2010 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Defense and National Security
Abstract - #307779
Title: Problems with Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST): What Has Been Done and What Should Be Done in Personnel Applied Research?
Author(s): Zhigang Wang*+
Companies: Department of National Defence
Address: 101 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, International, K1A 0K2, Canada
Keywords: Null Hypothesis Significance Testing

Many scholars believe that Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST) does not promote sound scientific reasoning. As such a "statistical reform" has been advocated to supplement or replace NHST (e.g., reporting confident intervals (CIs) and effect sizes or using Bayesian methods). To evaluate the use of NHST in personnel research, a review of peer-reviewed empirical research published over the past ten years within a large organization was conducted. The results indicate some problems related to NHST. Recommendations on promoting research excellence in personnel applied research are made.

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