*[From the blog “P-values 101: An attempt at an intuitive but mathematically correct explanation” by Xenia Schmalz, posted at *__Xenia Schmalz’s blog]__

__Xenia Schmalz’s blog]__

###### “…what exactly are *p*-values, what is *p*-hacking, and what does all of that have to do with the replication crisis? Here, a lot of stats-savvy people shake their heads and say: “Well, it’s complicated.” Or they start explaining the formal definition of the *p*-value, which, in my experience, to someone who doesn’t already know a lot about statistics, sounds like blowing smoke and nitpicking on wording.”

###### “… the logic behind it is relatively simple, and I often wonder why people don’t explain *p*-values (and *p*-hacking) in a much less complicated way. So here goes my attempt at an intuitive, maths-free, but at the same time mathematically correct explanation.”

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