Even Businessweek Is Talking about P-Values

March 28, 2016

(This article was first published on Mad (Data) Scientist, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

The March 28 issue of Bloomberg Businessweek has a rather good summary of the problems of p-values, even recommending the use of confidence intervals and — wonder of wonders — “[looking] at the evidence as a whole.” What, statistics can’t make our decisions for us?  🙂

It does make some vague and sometimes puzzling statements, but for the p-values issue to actually find its way into such a nontechnical, mainstream publication as this one is pretty darn remarkable.  Thank you, ASA!

The article, “Lies, Damned Lies and More Statistics,” is on page 12. Unfortunately, I can’t find it online.

In my previous posts on the p-value issue, I took issue with the significance test orientation of the R language. I hope articles like this will push the R Core Team in the right direction.

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