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Stellan Ohlsson on statistical significance hypothesis testing

… expertise research is a prime example of a line of work that has accomplished what one would expect a line of work in cognitive psychology to accomplish, namely providing an interesting and consequential answer to an interesting and consequential question, and it has done so with little or no use of statistical significance hypothesis testing. (p. 32)

Ohlsson, S. (2010). Questions, patterns, and explanations, not hypothesis testing, is the core of psychology as of any science. In A. Toomela & J. Valsiner (Eds.), Methodological thinking in psychology: 60 years gone astray? (pp. 27-43). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.