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  • End of the p-value?

    I wonder what people think about this thought-provoking article in Nature:
    https://www.nature.com/articles/d415...pHoYnMOWfYXSbQ

    I confess I have always been skeptical when I see p<0.01 and down-right incredulous when I see <0.05!

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    Re: End of the p-value?

    A very good article Chris, thank you for posting the link. The traditional quote, that I was taught in my 6th form Statistics course at school, is "Lies, damned lies, and statistics" - I trust statistics, but I don't necessarily believe them because we were taught, and shown, that they were easy to be manipulated.

    All the time we see the claims in the news that some drug or treatment will reduce the chance of an illness 50% ... this sounds wonderful!!!! Until you look at the numbers and find the the chance of getting sick anyway is only 1 in 10,000.

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      Re: End of the p-value?

      Originally posted by kirtley24 View Post
      [...] skeptical when I see p<0.01 and down-right incredulous when I see <0.05!
      is that supposed to be "incredulous when <0.005"?
      or could you elaborate on that?
      thanks!

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