Ban on p-value significance test
Posted: 14 March 2015 09:29 AM
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Academic journal bans p-value significance test:
http://www.statslife.org.uk/news/2116-academic-journal-bans-p-value-significance-test

“An editorial published in the academic journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology (BASP) has declared that the null hypothesis significance testing procedure (NHSTP) is ‘invalid’, and have banned it from future papers submitted to the journal.

In significance testing, a null hypothesis typically posits that changing the input to a system does not change the resulting output. To determine whether a result is statistically significant, a researcher has to calculate a p-value, which is the probability of observing an apparent effect given that the null hypothesis is true. If the p-value is less than 0.05 it is conventionally deemed a statistically significant result.”

Original publication here:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01973533.2015.1012991#abstract

Here’s another one:
http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/1/3/140216

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