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  •  defining statistical significance... (2+ / 0-)
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    Bob Johnson, Pluto

    ... is usually left to the experimenter to set before performing the experiment, subject to various conventions of the field in which s/he works.  In the human and social sciences, p < .05 is usually sufficient.  In the physical sciences, one can add a few more decimal places.

    The phrase I originally used, "...to a high degree of accuracy..." is technically correct, since it expresses in the positive, what is usually expressed in the negative as the probability that the apparent support for a hypothesis is actually in error.

    This election was the turning point toward a future with a future.

    by G2geek on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 07:23:12 PM PST

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