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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

3 New Rules For P-Values

               
                  P < .05

Statistical p-values have been (rightly) taking a battering in the blogosphere for awhile now, and "Neurobonkers" chimes in with a nice posting here, based largely on a paper entitled, "The Cult of Statistical Significance":

http://bigthink.com/neurobonkers/the-statistical-significance-scandal-the-standard-error-of-science

Succinctly he quotes others near the beginning of the piece: “In a nutshell, an ethical dilemma exists when the entity conducting the significance test has a vested interest in the outcome of the test.” It goes on to pass along 3 simple additional pieces of information researchers ought include in their statistical reportage.

...it also includes an hour-long video of a Charles Seife talk at end, as well as several additional good links.

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