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Significance Testing

  1. Joachim I. Krueger

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0872

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Krueger, J. I. 2010. Significance Testing. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

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  1. Brown University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Over the past 100 years, the practice of significance testing (ST) has become nearly universal in psychological research. The increasing acceptance of the method has been punctuated by impassioned critiques and searches for viable alternatives.


  • null hypothesis;
  • probability;
  • replication;
  • effect size