[Edling] Scientists Rise Up Against Statistical Significance

Margaret van Naerssen margaret.vannaerssen at gmail.com
Sun Mar 24 10:07:40 EDT 2019

Thanks for posting this article!!

On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 4:50 AM Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>

> Nature
> Scientists rise up against statistical significance
> How do statistics so often lead scientists to deny differences that those
> not educated in statistics can plainly see? For several generations,
> researchers have been warned that a statistically non-significant result
> does not ‘prove’ the null hypothesis (the hypothesis that there is no
> difference between groups or no effect of a treatment on some measured
> outcome)1. Nor do statistically significant results ‘prove’ some other
> hypothesis. Such misconceptions have famously warped the literature with
> overstated claims and, less famously, led to claims of conflicts between
> studies where none exists.
> Full story:
> https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00857-9?utm_source=twt_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf209700813=1
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