Searching for a defensible application of alpha-adjustment tools

Daniel J. O'Keefe*

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Any principle offered to underwrite the imposition of alpha-adjustment procedures must be applied consistently, Hewes (2003) and Tutzauer (2003) propose that alpha adjustment can appropriately be mandated when the set of tests concerns the key claims of a single theory. But consistent application of this reasoning though, commits one to bizarre beliefs and research practices - which suggests that this reasoning does not provide a satisfactory rationale for imposing alpha adjustments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)464-468
Number of pages5
JournalHuman Communication Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003

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  • Communication


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