In his Mindwise blog post, Richard Morey argues that learning APA style is a waste of time, because computers can take over the formatting of documents. I disagree with this from an educational perspective, and in this post I explain to you why.
Key statistical concepts are poorly understood. I discuss a recent study in which we asked 120 researchers and 442 first-year students a series of questions about confidence intervals. Both groups performed miserably. Surprisingly, researchers failed to outperform the students, even though the students had not received any statistical education whatsoever.