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American Statistical Association (ASA) Statement on Statistical Significance and P-Values

American Statistical Association (ASA) Statement on Statistical Significance and P-Values

"Practices that reduce data analysis or scientific inference to mechanical “bright-line” rules (such as “p < 0.05”) for justifying scientific claims or conclusions can lead to erroneous beliefs and poor decision making. A conclusion does not immediately become “true” on one side of the divide and “false” on the other. Researchers should bring many contextual factors into play to derive scientific inferences"

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