Year: 1966 Source: Perceptual and Motor Skills, v.22, (1966), p.115-118 SIEC No: 19820163

Research results on suicide have been scanty and inconsistent. Because of the peculiar conditions (paucity of subjects, variability of research materials, & selection of treatment conditions) found in suicide research, it is felt that the Type II error (failing to reject the null hypothesis when it is false) is probably committed too often. It is suggested that less stringent significance levels should be accepted, as this might facilitate identification of new variables.