(2) A Comfort Index for Statistical Inference-Making

James K. Brewer
Florida State University

Abstract: An index that measures the degree of comfort a researcher has relative to a statistical inference application is proposed. The index is calculated by selecting and weighting components inherent in the conduct of hypothesis tests and confidence intervals, and its values range from 0 to 1. Illustrations of calculating and interpreting the index using a published research report and the comparability of indices produced by several researchers from one ‘research report are described. Potential applications and limitations of the index are discussed.

Citation: Brewer, J. K. (1987). A comfort index for statistical inference-making. Florida Journal of Educational Research, 29(1), 5-29.

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