The value of p-values: Science magazine asks

My students know how I cringe when I am forced to teach them p-values. I have always felt that their meaning is hard to grasp, and hence they are mostly abused when used by non-statisticians. This is clearly happening in research using large datasets, where p-values are practically useless for inferring practical importance of effects (check out our latest paper on the subject, which looks at large-dataset research in Information Systems). So, when one of the PhD students taking my “Scientific Data Collection” course stumbled upon this recent Science Magazine article “Mission Improbable: A Concise and Precise Definition of P-Value” … Continue reading The value of p-values: Science magazine asks