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Putting hypotheses to the test: We must hold ourselves accountable to decisions made before we see the data

Mellor, David (2016) Putting hypotheses to the test: We must hold ourselves accountable to decisions made before we see the data. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (03 Feb 2016). Website.

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Abstract

In the daily practice of doing research, it is easy to confuse what is being done. There is often confusion over whether a study is exploratory (hypothesis-generating) research or confirmatory (hypothesis-testing) research. By defining how a hypothesis or research question will be tested at the outset of research, preregistration eliminates this ambiguity. David Mellor outlines the value of preregistration for determining statistical significance and introduces a new prize for scholars aimed at encouraging this practice.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of Social Sciences © CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QP Physiology
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2016 10:47
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 23:31
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65922

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