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The Science of the Null Hypothesis

By LaurenK, published on Nov 22, 2011

Science has always been a great adventure for me. Whether I was four years old conducting “experiments” involving cocktails of soaps, perfumes and make-up or at university watching a cell preparation come to life under the microscope, I’ve always felt as if I was on a new and exciting journey of discovery. When I began to venture further down the road of science, however, I was disappointed to no longer feel like an explorer. Instead, I felt like someone asking the same question until I got the “right” answer. I wasn’t after a discovery…I was after a p-value less than 0.05.

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Tags: discovery, null hypothesis, dr ioannidis, contradictory research, science publication, science dogma

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