2 Humps = P-Hacking + Publication Bias?

In a recent blogpost at Simply Statistics, Jeff Leek announced a new R package called tidypvals: “The tidypvals package is an effort to find previous collections of published p-values, synthesize them, and tidy them into one analyzable data set.”
In a preview of coming attractions, Leek posts the following graphic, representing more than 2.5 million p-values across 25 disciplines, and asks, “Notice anything funny?”.


Maybe it’s just that some papers report stars (*=0.10, **=0.05, ***=0.01), and don’t report p-values when estimates are insignificant.  Or maybe …
To read more, including how to download and install the tidypals package, click here.

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