Moving with the times: keeping up with trends in statistical analysis and research design

Tenenbaum, Gershon and Fogarty, Gerard J. (1999) Moving with the times: keeping up with trends in statistical analysis and research design. In: Sport psychology: linking theory and practice. Fitness Information Technology, Morgantown, WV, United States, pp. 59-79. ISBN 188569315X

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Abstract

In this chapter, the authors review some current controversies in statistics and measurement and suggest what they might mean for research in sport psychology. The first section of the chapter deals with the debate on the use of null hypothesis testing, a debate that has gathered considerable momentum over the past five years. Because most research in the field still relies on conventional tests of significance - after all, that is the approach still advocated in most textbooks - it is important that arguments for and against significance testing be reviewed, and it be considered whether there is a need to change the way things are done. The authors' own summation of the debate is that it comes down to a question of reliability: the faith one has in one's experimental outcomes. They suggest a number of ways in which researchers in sport psychology can improve the confidence they have in the results of single studies.


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Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher. Print copy held in USQ Library at call no. 796.01 Spo. The correct APA citation for this paper is: Tenenbaum, G. & Fogarty, G. (1999). Moving with the times: keeping up with trends in statistical analysis and research design. In R. Lidor and M. Bar-Eli (Eds.), Sport psychology: linking theories and practice (pp. 59-79). Morgantown, USA: Fitness Information Technology. ISBN 188569315X.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:31
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: statistical analysis, statistics, research design, measurement, sport psychology, null hypothesis testing, significance testing
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/934

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