Andrew Gelman on Significance Testing

3 February 2009 at 3:35 pm 2 comments

| Peter Klein |

A very insightful post on the McCloskey-Ziliak / Hoover-Siegler controversy, paradigmatic examples of signficance testing in economics, rational addiction, and other econometrics-related issues. An excellent discussion starter for a graduate course in research methods. Or your next dinner party.

Personal trivia: I’ve interviewed both Steve Ziliak and Mark Siegler for academic jobs. Both were deemed too smart to be a good fit.

Entry filed under: - Klein -, Methods/Methodology/Theory of Science.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. gelman on significance tests « orgtheory.net  |  3 February 2009 at 5:28 pm

    […] a comment » I agree with Peter. This discussion of significance tests by Andrew Gelman is an “excellent discussion starter […]

  • 2. libertyfirst  |  4 February 2009 at 3:46 am

    To smart to fit? Is it a demeritocracy? :-)

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