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P-Values and "Statistical Significance": Deconstructing the Arguments

  • 6 Aug 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM (EDT)
  • online, times are EDT

P-Values and "Statistical Significance": Deconstructing the Arguments 

Topic Contributed Panel

Virtual panel JSM 2020

Thursday 6 August 2020 10:00 AM – 11:50 AM EDT (New York)


Chair: Larry Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon University

Panelists: Deborah Mayo, Virginia TechKaren Kafadar, University of VirginiaYa’acov Ritov, University of MichiganStanley Young, CGStat


ABSTRACT: In the face of today's crisis of replication, researchers, societies, and journals are advancing methodological reforms. Many are welcome, others are radical. The misuses of statistical significance tests and P-values have resulted in the most criticism. The time is right to consider the presuppositions of criticisms, the ramifications of proposed reforms, and set the stage for a balanced appraisal of alternative methods. Our overall aim is to point to new avenues for communicating the proper interpretation of P-values, and to ensure our theoretically sound statistical methodology is neither abused nor dismissed categorically.  

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