SpringerBriefs in Statistics

The Significance Test Controversy Revisited

The Fiducial Bayesian Alternative

Authors: Lecoutre, Bruno, Poitevineau, Jacques

  • Prepares students and researchers for experimental results report
  • Gives a genuine understanding of statistical inference procedures
  • Provides a Bayesian framework for a new approach to experimental data analysis and interpretation
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The purpose of this book is not only to revisit the “significance test controversy,”but also to provide a conceptually sounder alternative. As such, it presents a Bayesian framework for a new approach to analyzing and interpreting experimental data. It also prepares students and researchers for reporting on experimental results. Normative aspects: The main views of statistical tests are revisited and the philosophies of Fisher, Neyman-Pearson and Jeffrey are discussed in detail. Descriptive aspects: The misuses of Null Hypothesis Significance Tests are reconsidered in light of Jeffreys’ Bayesian conceptions concerning the role of statistical inference in experimental investigations. Prescriptive aspects: The current effect size and confidence interval reporting practices are presented and seriously questioned. Methodological aspects are carefully discussed and fiducial Bayesian methods are proposed as a more suitable alternative for reporting on experimental results. In closing, basic routine procedures regarding the means and their generalization to the most common ANOVA applications are presented and illustrated. All the calculations discussed can be easily carried out using the freeware LePAC package.  

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lecoutre, Bruno (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Preamble—Frequentist and Bayesian Inference

    Lecoutre, Bruno (et al.)

    Pages 9-20

  • The Fisher, Neyman–Pearson and Jeffreys Views of Statistical Tests

    Lecoutre, Bruno (et al.)

    Pages 21-38

  • GHOST: An Officially Recommended Practice

    Lecoutre, Bruno (et al.)

    Pages 39-47

  • The Significance Test Controversy Revisited

    Lecoutre, Bruno (et al.)

    Pages 49-62

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Significance Test Controversy Revisited
Book Subtitle
The Fiducial Bayesian Alternative
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Statistics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-44046-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-44046-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-44045-2
Series ISSN
2191-544X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 134
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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