The double-edged sword of statistical significance
by Taha Yasseri
To be presented at the first #FAIL2015a workshop during Web Science Conference 2015.
Presentation slides can be found here: T. Yasseri: The double-edged sword of statistical significance.
With the rise in using quantitative methods in web-based social studies and social media research, the importance of statistical methods and significance tests is ever increasing. While any rigorous research needs to be supported by careful statistical examinations, too much of attention and reliance on specific measures or methods without being aware of the logic behind them, can be misleading. In this presentation, we’ll review and discuss different aspects of statistical tests and try to suggest a best practice.