The Prevalence of Hypotheses of "No Effect"

January 16, 2013

(This article was originally published at Carlisle Rainey » Methods/Statistics, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

I've been actively arguing for a while now that political scientists often want to test hypotheses of "no effect" or "no meaningful effect" but don't do so in a compelling manner. (See blog posts here here, here, and here. Also see this project page, this poster, these slides, and this working paper.)  Today, I'd like to briefly argue that […]

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