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The Worst of all Possible Program Evaluation Outcomes

Leonard Bickman and Michele Athay

in The Field Research Survival Guide

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195325522
eISBN:
9780199893850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325522.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter addresses every researcher's nightmare: what to do when you have null results. What does it mean? How can an investigator extract value from the data and move on in one's career from ... More


Model Selection and Phonological Argumentation

ames Kirby and Morgan Sonderegger

in Shaping Phonology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226562452
eISBN:
9780226562599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562599.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

Statistical and empirical methods are in widespread use in present-day phonological research. Researchers are often interested in the problem of model selection, or determining whether or not a ... More


How Bayesian statistics are needed to determine whether mental states are unconscious

Zoltan Dienes

in Behavioral Methods in Consciousness Research

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199688890
eISBN:
9780191801785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688890.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Inferring that a mental state is unconscious often rests on affirming a null hypothesis. For example, for perception to be below an objective threshold, discrimination about stimulus properties must ... More


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