Monitoring and statistics- The dangers of Type II Errors

By now, we all know about the dangers of type II error in statistics.  This paper in the November Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America reviews the dangers of improper statistical inference when we fail to reject the null hypothesis (not significant), particularly in the context of applied studies with serious repercussions of making type II errors.  They go further to suggest some alternative statistical methods we might use for our studies.  

Even more importantly, they suggest that lawyers and the courts demand more of us in this arena.