Quality of Life Research

, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp 5–7 | Cite as

Significance, truth and proof of p values: reminders about common misconceptions regarding null hypothesis significance testing

  • Mathilde G. E. Verdam
  • Frans J. Oort
  • Mirjam A. G. Sprangers


Null Hypothesis Significance Testing Alternative Hypothesis Minimal Important Difference Effect Size Estimate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mathilde G. E. Verdam
    • 1
    • 2
  • Frans J. Oort
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mirjam A. G. Sprangers
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Child Development and EducationUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Medical Psychology, Academic Medical CentreUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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