Friday, February 14, 2014

P-Values ...... Again!

I've had posts about p-values in the past - e.g., see here, here, here, and here. Well, this pesky little devil is back in the news again. Every now and the the "p-value bashers" emerge from the swamp, and this past week it happened again - in Nature.

When I read this piece by Regina Nuzzo (and once the eye-rolling had subsided) I was very tempted to put together a post. I'm glad I didn't, because today Jeff Leek published a post on the Simply Statstics blog that is way, way better than anything I could have put together.

It's a must-read piece!



© 2014, David E. Giles

1 comment:

  1. The simply stats post was really good. I've been enjoying their consistent coverage of pros/cons on controversial issues.

    If you're still looking for something to post about, there's a prime example of a clueless WSJ writer using fancy statistical tools to draw stupid conclusions: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/02/13/women-economists-appear-to-be-better-at-forecasting/

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