Originally Posted by Gangplank2010
Thats your hard data you dont use no significance tests.
You only use central tendency statistics.
How do you know your sample reflects and in what amount of degree full tribunal?
1.) Everything I present as significant has been formally tested for significance, either by standard mathematical projections of p-value, or by monte-carlo simulation with resampling. I don't report the precise significance each time because that is of little interest to a non-statisictal audience.
2.) I only report central tendency statistics, yes, but the math of model building uses a lot more than that.
3.) I know, and I explain, exactly how I gathered the sample, what assumptions I made about it, and what it represents if those assumptions are true or false. It's in "Note 2" and the heading "The Dataset" in the first post.