To p-value or Not To p-value, That Is The Question

[From the article, “Scientists, fishing for significance, get a meager catch” by Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus at the website STAT] “If you cast a wide enough net, you’ll find what looks like a prize-winning fish. But you’ll also catch a lot of seaweed, plastic debris, and maybe even a dolphin you didn’t mean to bring in. Such is the dilemma of interpreting scientific results with statistics. The net, in this analogy, is the statistical concept of a “p-value.” And a growing chorus of experts says that scientific research is using too wide a net — and therefore publishing results that turn out to be false.” To read more, click here.

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