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Jumping to the wrong conclusions

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-21
Number of pages4
JournalSignificance
Volume12
Issue number5
Early online date12 Oct 2015
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DateE-pub ahead of print - 12 Oct 2015
DatePublished (current) - Oct 2015

Abstract

Harvey Goldstein shows how failure to account for measurement errors in statistical analysis can have profound impacts on social policy. He calls on policy-makers to take a more cautious approach to seemingly "important" findings.

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  • measurement errors, Policy Making, EDUCATION

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