reporting significance levels: F or no F? (Alain de Cheveigne )

Subject: reporting significance levels: F or no F?
From:    Alain de Cheveigne  <alain(at)LINGUIST.JUSSIEU.FR>
Date:    Mon, 17 Jan 1994 15:01:19 +0100

I'm in the process of writing a paper where I report results of an ANOVA. I've often seen F statistics given together with their significance level, for example F(1,29)=50.4, p<0.0001. My inclination is to leave out the F statistic and degrees of freedom as being non-essential information, adequately summarized by "p<0.0001". To improve readability I'd only report the latter. My question is, does anyone object? Please respond directly rather than to the list. I'll summarize later on. Alain ------------------------------------------------------------------ Alain de Cheveigne' phone: (33) (1) 44273633 fax: (33) (1) 44277919 e-mail: alain(at) NeXT-format: nalain(at) nihongo: jalain(at) mail: Laboratoire de Linguistique Formelle, CNRS / Universite' Paris 7, case 7003, 2 place Jussieu, 75251 Paris CEDEX 05, FRANCE. ------------------------------------------------------------------

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