Scientists rise up against statistical significance

Valentin Amrhein, Sander Greenland, Blake McShane and more than 800 signatories call for an end to hyped claims and the dismissal of possibly crucial effects.

+How to Lie with Statistics was a book I had to read when I took Statistics for the second time, back in my undergraduate Accounting degree days. There are times when statistical significance, such as in the natural sciences, may be an appropriate way to present data to defend or refute a claim. But using statistics alone to “state your case” in non scientific matters reeks of scientism and should be avoided.

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