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Titre du document / Document title

The fall of the null hypothesis: Liabilities and opportunities

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

GUTHERY Fred S. (1) ; LUSK Jeffrey J. (1) ; PETERSON Markus J. (2) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Department of Forestry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences and George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

The collapse of null hypothesis significance testing as a statistical paradigm has created liabilities and opportunities in wildlife science. One liability is that some formalism for statistical hypothesis testing, such as likelihood with information theory, will simply replace null hypothesis significance testing as a rote approach to wildlife science. The principal intellectual instrument of the scientist remains the research hypothesis, not the statistical hypothesis. Accordingly, 1 opportunity arising from a change of statistical paradigms is that the research hypothesis will move to the foreground of wildlife science, the statistical hypothesis to the background. A second opportunity is a broadening of the suite of inferential methods considered orthodox in wildlife science. Realization of these opportunities should help wildlife scientists resist the social tendency to allow tools (means, statistical models) to supplant the search for reliable knowledge (end) as the benchmark of scientific endeavor. Science of the highest order, including virtually all discoveries that humankind extols today, is possible without the statistical hypothesis, but not without the research hypothesis.

Revue / Journal Title

The Journal of wildlife management    ISSN  0022-541X   CODEN JWMAA9 

Source / Source

2001, vol. 65, no3, pp. 379-384 (30 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Wildlife Society, Bethesda, MD, ETATS-UNIS  (1937) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Hypothesis test

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Statistical model

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Method

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Theory

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Hypothesis

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Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Null hypothesis

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Test hypothèse

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Modèle statistique

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Méthode

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Théorie

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Hypothèse

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Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Test hipótesis

;

Modelo estadístico

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Método

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Teoría

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Hipótesis

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Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 3369, 35400009900763.0020

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 14106720



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