A Cheap Criticism of p-Values

December 6, 2012
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(This article was first published on John Myles White » Statistics, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

One of these days I am going to finish my series on problems with how NHST is issued in the social sciences. Until then, I came up with a cheap criticism of p-values today.

To make sense of my complaint, you’ll want to head over to Andy Gelman’s blog and read the comments on his recent blog post about p-values. Reading them makes one thing clear: not even a large group of stats wonks can agree on how to think about p-values. How could we ever hope for understanding from the kind of people who are only reporting p-values because they’re forced to do so by their fields?

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