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    Précis of Statistical Significance: Rationale, Validity, and Utility.Siu L. Chow - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (2):169-194.
    The null-hypothesis significance-test procedure (NHSTP) is defended in the context of the theory-corroboration experiment, as well as the following contrasts: (a) substantive hypotheses versus statistical hypotheses, (b) theory corroboration versus statistical hypothesis testing, (c) theoretical inference versus statistical decision, (d) experiments versus nonexperimental studies, and (e) theory corroboration versus treatment assessment. The null hypothesis can be true because it is the hypothesis that errors are randomly distributed in data. Moreover, the null hypothesis is never used as a categorical proposition. Statistical (...)
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    Science, Ecological Validity and Experimentation.Siu L. Chow - 1987 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 17 (2):181–194.
    Some important meta-theoretical insights about experimental psychology are integrated into the "conjectures and refutations" framework in order to reinforce a realist's view of scientific methodology. Some issues which may be difficult for the realist's position are discussed. It is argued that there is no need for the evidential observation to mimic the phenomenon of interest; such a mimicry may even be counter-productive. A case is also made that questions about ecological validity are not relevant to the rationale of experimentation.
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    An Intentional Analysis of "Affordance" Revisited.Siu L. Chow - 1989 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 19 (3):357–365.
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    The Null-Hypothesis Significance-Test Procedure is Still Warranted.Siu L. Chow - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (2):228-235.
    Entertaining diverse assumptions about empirical research, commentators give a wide range of verdicts on the NHSTP defence in Statistical significance. The null-hypothesis significance- test procedure is defended in a framework in which deductive and inductive rules are deployed in theory corroboration in the spirit of Popper's Conjectures and refutations. The defensible hypothetico-deductive structure of the framework is used to make explicit the distinctions between substantive and statistical hypotheses, statistical alternative and conceptual alternative hypotheses, and making statistical decisions and drawing theoretical (...)
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    Acceptance of a Theory: Justification or Rhetoric?Siu L. Chow - 1992 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 22 (4):447–474.
    The rhetoric-analytic critique of experimental psychology owes its apparent attractiveness to (a) some erroneous ideas about cognitive psychology and the rationale of experimentation, (b) the failure to distinguish between prior data and evidential data vis-à-vis the to-be-corroborated explanatory theory, and (c) evidential data owes their identity to a theory that is independent of the theory being tested. Theories in cognitive psychology are accepted because they can withstand concerted efforts to falsify them.
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    Additional Requirements for a Balanced Social Psychology.Siu L. Chow - 2004 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (3):329-331.
    Ambiguous data obtained by deception say nothing about social behavior. A balanced social psychology requires separating statistical hypotheses from substantive hypotheses. Neither statistical norms nor moral rules are psychological theories. Explanatory substantive theories stipulate the structures and processes underlying behavior. The Bayesian approach is incompatible with the requirement that all to-be-tested theories be given the benefit of the doubt.
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    Iconic Memory or Icon?Siu L. Chow - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (2):313-315.
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    The Popperian Framework, Statistical Significance, and Rejection of Chance.Siu L. Chow - 2000 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 23 (2):294-298.
    That Haig and Sohn find the hypothetico-deductive approach wanting in different ways shows that multiple conditional syllogisms are being used in different stages of theory corroboration in the Popperian approach. The issues raised in the two commentaries assume a different complexion when certain distinctions are made.
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    Automatic Detection, Consistent Mapping, and Training.Siu L. Chow - 1986 - Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society 24 (6):431-434.