Topic IX. Seeing Patterns in Random Noise
Context for this filter:
- B. CONCEPT ACQUISITION
- Statistical Significance: How unlikely a given set of results would be if the null hypothesis were true (i.e. if the hypothesized effect did not actually exist).
- C. CONCEPT APPLICATION
- Describe how scientists guard against detecting a signal that does not exist.
- Given a news article or other concrete example, correctly extract the effect size versus statistical significance of a causal factor, and explain how each affects the importance and usefulness of the results.