To counter past assertions that permutation testing is not distribution-free, this article clarifies that the critical p value (alpha) in permutation testing is not a Type I error rate and that a test's validity is independent of the concept of Type I error.
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Anderson, Richard B., "Conceptual Distinction between the Critical p Value and the Type I Error Rate in Permutation Testing" (2013). Psychology Faculty Publications. 37.
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