Why are hypothesis tests (often) poorly explained as an “idiot’s guide”?

From Aris Spanos:

“Inadequate knowledge by textbook writers who often do not have the technical skills to read and understand the original sources, and have to rely on second hand accounts of previous textbook writers that are often misleading or just outright erroneous. In most of these textbooks hypothesis testing is poorly explained as an idiot’s guide to combining off-the-shelf formulae with statistical table.

“A deliberate attempt to distort and cannibalize frequentist testing for certain Bayesian statisticians who revel in (unfairly) maligning frequentist inference in their misguided attempt to motivate their preferred viewpoint of statistical inference.” (Aris Spanos)

http://errorstatistics.com/2013/12/19/a-spanos-lecture-on-frequentist-hypothesis-testing/

 

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