[Edling] Scientists Rise Up Against THEY TYRANNY OF Statistical Significance

Larry Selinker larry.selinker at nyu.edu
Mon Mar 25 17:37:39 EDT 2019

*the poor thinking behind an arbitrary "significance" has been a tyranny
for too long. this is a good development and about time.*

*Larry Selinker*
*ls110 at nyu.edu <ls110 at nyu.edu>*

On Mon, Mar 25, 2019 at 5:34 PM Margaret van Naerssen <
margaret.vannaerssen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for posting this article!!
> Margaret
> On Sun, Mar 24, 2019 at 4:50 AM Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
> wrote:
>> 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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