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3 J. Experimental Criminology 1 (2007)

handle is hein.journals/jexpcrm3 and id is 1 raw text is: J Exp Criminol (2007) 3:1-20
DOI 10.1007/si1292-007-9026-0
The null hypothesis is not called that for nothing:
statistical tests in randomized trials
Robert Boruch
Published online: 20 February 2007
O Springer Science + Business Media B.V 2007
Abstract This article aims to update readers on different ways to arrange one's
thinking about conventional null hypotheses in randomized trials. It covers basic
criticism of conventional hypotheses and, beyond this, covers relevant developments
in methodological, organizational, and science policy arenas. This article includes
coverage of new ways to frame null hypotheses, new technical resources, standards
for registering trials and reporting on them, cumulating results, common mistakes,
and post-trial analysis of null results. The paper includes ideas for research and
development on each topic.
Key words hypothesis - null results - reporting - standards of evidence.
statistical power
Since the nineteenth century, thousands of pages, perhaps many more by orders of
magnitude, have referred to statistical tests in books, academic journal articles,
government and organizational reports, and throat clearing essays. In the 1880s, for
instance, Francis Ysidro Edgeworth configured one ingenious form of statistical test
of a null hypothesis based on a particular empirical outcome judged relative to the
range of possible outcomes, the range of outcomes being a benchmark. Earlier
benchmarks lie in England's assessments of the trustworthiness of coinage for the
Royal Mint. The critical issue, for some scientists and government people at the
time, was whether this batch of coins should be rejected on statistical grounds
R. Boruch (E)
Center for Research and Evaluation in Social Policy (CRESP) and The Campbell Collaboration (C2),
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, 3700 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216, USA
e-mail: robertb@gse.upenn.edu
e Springer

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