P(roblematic) values

I can’t always write a nuanced post about something I come across online. So here’s a link to a paper I saw on Reddit that is a good review of the problems of relying on p values to establish the credibility of a study. It focuses on the social sciences, a discipline which is infamous for its obsession with p values. What’s the way we beat this? As always, better statistical education in our universities and ongoing statistical training for researchers.

E.-J. Wagenmakers, A practical solution to the pervasive problem of p values, Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 2007, 14 (5), 779-804.


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