Scientists rise up against statistical significance

Scientists rise up against statistical significance

Scientists rise up against statistical significance More than 800 signatories call for an end to hyped claims and the dismissal of possibly crucial effects.

When was the last time you heard a seminar speaker claim there was ‘no difference’ between two groups because the difference was ‘statistically non-significant’?

If your experience matches ours, there’s a good chance that this happened at the last talk you attended. We hope that at least someone in the audience was perplexed if, as frequently happens, a plot or table showed that there actually was a difference.

 

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