One issue with using tests of significance is that black and white cut-off points such as 5 percent or 1 percent may be difficult to justify.
Significance tests on their own do not provide much light about the nature or magnitude of any effect to which they apply.
One way of shedding more light on those issues is to use confidence intervals. Confidence intervals can be used in univariate, bivariate and multivariate analyses and meta-analytic studies.
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