Null Hypothesis, Statistical Significance and Power
The strategic purpose of a scientific work is to demonstrate a hypothesis proposed by the authors. The hypothesis arises from their own anecdotic observations or previous scientific works or from papers previously published by other authors. The primary requirement for a scientific study is an idea we want to verify by means of a series of facts. The facts could also be those which other authors have already described (e.g. meta-analysis — see Chapter 8). Hence, we can say that the only technology we absolutely need is the neuronal circuitry of our brains as evolved primates.
KeywordsNull Hypothesis Diagnostic Examination Diagnostic Reasoning Neuronal Circuitry Experimental Hypothesis
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