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date: 27 February 2021

statistical significance n. 

Source:
A Dictionary of Psychology
Author(s):

Andrew M. Colman

In statistics, a property of the results of an empirical investigation suggesting that they are not due to chance alone. The 5 per cent level of significance has become conventional in psychology; this means that results are normally considered to be statistically significant if statistical tests show that the probability of obtaining, by chance alone, results at least as extreme as those obtained is less than 5 per cent, usually written ... ...

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