Hypothesis Tests

Pragmatic hypotheses in the evolution of Science

Agnostic tests can control the type I and type II errors simultaneously

Despite its common practice, statistical hypothesis testing presents challenges in interpretation. For instance, in the standard frequentist framework there is no control of the type II error. As a result, the non-rejection of the null hypothesis H0 …

Coherent hypothesis testing

Multiple hypothesis testing, an important quantitative tool to report the results of scientific inquiries, frequently leads to contradictory conclusions. For instance, in an analysis of variance (ANOVA) setting, the same dataset can lead one to …

Logically-consistent hypothesis testing and the hexagon of oppositions

Although logical consistency is desirable in scientific research, standard statistical hypothesis tests are typically logically inconsistent. To address this issue, previous work introduced agnostic hypothesis tests and proved that they can be …

A Bayesian Decision-Theoretic Approach to Logically-Consistent Hypothesis Testing

This work addresses an important issue regarding the performance of simultaneous test procedures: the construction of multiple tests that at the same time are optimal from a statistical perspective and that also yield logically-consistent results …

The Logical Consistency of Simultaneous Agnostic Hypothesis Tests

Simultaneous hypothesis tests can fail to provide results that meet logical requirements. For example, if A and B are two statements such that A implies B, there exist tests that, based on the same data, reject B but not A. Such outcomes are …

Logical consistency in simultaneous statistical test procedures

Many authors have argued that, when performing simultaneous statistical test procedures, one should seek for solutions that lead to decisions that are consistent and, consequently, easier to communicate to practitioners of statistical methods. In …

Testing Allele Homogeneity: The Problem of Nested Hypotheses

Disequilibrium Coefficient: A Bayesian Perspective