Reasons for Loving Null Results
In a great blog (“Why we should love null results”) posted at The 100% CI, Anne Scheel gives some reasons why we should love statistically insignificant findings. Her reasons include:
— “We should love null results to counter our tendency to underestimate their quality.”
— “We should love null results because they are our stepping stones to positive results, and although we might get lucky sometimes, we can’t just decide to skip that queue.”
— “We should love null results because they are more likely to be true than significant results.”
Null results are more likely to be true than significant results? How can that be?! Think PPV. Or better yet, read the blog (click here).