Widespread misuse of statistical significance in health economics
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Despite widespread cautionary messages, p-values and claims of statistical significance are continuously misused. One of the…
Despite widespread cautionary messages, p-values and claims of statistical significance are continuously misused. One of the…
I obviously agree that we have to follow the latest guidelines, I’m just worried if deviating from the convention may rub…
. ONE YEAR AGO: …and growing more relevant all the time. Rather than leak any of my new book*, I reblog some earlier posts…
If you think I’m the only locust eating prophet crying out in the desert against statistical significance, think again! I have…
I could have told them that the degree of accordance enabling the ASA’s “6 principles” on p-values was unlikely to be…
A good illustration of the muddles that p-values can get us in appeared recently on HealthNewsReview.com. HealthNewsReview…
I’m surprised it’s a year already since posting my published comments on the ASA Document on P-Values. Since then, there have…
There are often substantial gaps between the idealized and actual versions of those people whose work involves providing a…
There are often substantial gaps between the idealized and actual versions of those people whose work involves providing a…
The president of Olin College, Rick Miller, spoke recently at the Business Innovation Factory. Here's the most-tweeted quote…
A recent study making headlines around the world found that some early-stage breast cancer patients could avoid chemotherapy…
In 2011, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Matrixx Initiatives Inc. v. Siracusano that investors could sue a drug…
P-values do not indicate whether a scientific finding is true. Statistical significance does not equal economic or clinical…
Welcome to the 137th edition of Research and Reviews in the Fastlane. R
This quarter I have been part of the teaching team for Research Design and Quantitative Methods, a core class in Evergreen's…
. In their “Comment: A Simple Alternative to p-values,” (on the ASA P-value document), Benjamin and Berger (2016) recommend…
In my Popper talk tomorrow today (in London), I will discuss topics in philosophy of statistics in relation to: the 2016 ASA…
. My “April 1” posts for the past 5 years have been so close to the truth or possible truth that they weren’t always spotted as…
Why a time-honoured statistical tool is becoming problematic. "Lies, damned lies, and statistics" …
One of my common refrains in research conference and here is that the misuse of P values has negative public health consequences…
. I could have told them that the degree of accordance enabling the “6 principles” on p-values was unlikely to be replicated…
We should not ignore that researchers – in general but also in supply chain management – are not always as properly trained to…
We should not ignore that researchers – in general but also in supply chain management – are not always as properly trained to…
We have recently commented on the flap in statistics circles about the misleading use of significance test results (p-values…
. Given all the recent attention given to kvetching about significance tests, it’s an apt time to reblog Aris Spanos’ overview…
Yesterday, I discussed current issues related to statistical studies of things like genetic or other disease risk factors. Recen…
A bell curve. Image: Cris, via Flickr. I feel like I’ve seen news stories or blog posts about p-values every day this month.
今月初めに米統計学会がp値の使用に関する6つの原則を公表した。そのŨ
p<0.05 We’re told early and often that this means that your data is significant. But statisticians and biologists that are…
The president of the American Statistical Association, Jessica Utts, is speaking tonight at the Pittsburgh ASA Chapter meeting.
Warning upfront: This post could be slightly technical. There are lies, damned lies and there is statistics is a commonly used…
Statistics is a form of mathematics, a way devised by humans for representing abstract relationships. Mathematics comprises axiom…
For the first time in its 177-year history, the American Statistical Association (ASA) has voiced its opinion and made specific…
We’ve started a Patreon page! Now you can support the podcast directly by going to our page and making a pledge. This will help…
I feel I should write something about the ASA pronouncement on p-values, but reached the conclusion that to say anything that's…
A report from the American Statistical Association warns against misinterpretation and misuse of a common statistical test.
Also this week: contrarianism! We should worry about over-reproducibility! We should not worry about grade inflation! Good…
Since the dawn of time, man has wondered: what are p-values? Fast-forwarding to the present day: I’m touching on the so-called…
(This article was first published on R – R-statistics blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Joint post by Yoav…
Point-oh-five. It’s a pretty polarizing number. Sitting on either side of it could mean the difference between a [insert your…
One of my common refrains in research conference and here is that the misuse of p-values has negative public health consequences…
Last night I received an email from the ASA signed by Jessica Utts and Ron Wasserstein with the following…
The issue is not new. Scientific journals require articles to produce quantitative answers - of course, that's how you do…
(This article was first published on Mad (Data) Scientist, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Sadly, the concept of…
How big is your P? I'm sure Donald Trump could answer that, but I'm talking about the big news today that statisticians think…
Even as it insists it’s not really saying anything new, the American Statistical Association Board of Directors has laid down a…
The American Statistical Associations statement on the use of p-values can be found here.The short list is:P-values can…
My invited comments on the ASA Document on P-values* The American Statistical Association is to be credited with opening up a…
One of the unfortunate adverse effects of the recent focus on the reproducibility of findings in research is that some people…