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Significant or Not : What Does the "Magic" P-Value Tell Us?

Authors
  • Nelson, Mary
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2016
Source
DiVA - Academic Archive On-line
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Language
English
License
Green
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Abstract

The use of the p-value in determination of statistical significance—and by extension in decision making—is widely taught and frequently used.  It is not, however, without limitations, and its use as a primary marker of a worthwhile conclusion has recently come under increased scrutiny.  This paper attempts to explain some lesser-known properties of the p-value, including its distribution under the null and alternative hypotheses, and to clearly present its limitations and some straightforward alternatives.

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