Is “Statistical Significance” Outdated?
October 13, 2020 at 10:54 am #250439
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In some papers downloaded in October 2020 I found the following:
- 1. We conclude, based on our review of the articles in this special issue and the broader literature, that it is time to stop using the term “statistically significant” entirely.
- 2. Nor should variants such as “significantly different,” “p < 0.05,” and “nonsignificant” survive, whether expressed in words, by asterisks in a table, or in some other way.
- 3. Regardless of whether it was ever useful, a declaration of “statistical significance” has today become meaningless.
The special issue was by The American Statistician.
I do not agree with these statements.
Do some of the colleagues can make some comments?
Thanks0October 17, 2020 at 12:57 pm #250499
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