Psychology journal bans statistical inference; knocks down server

In its recent editorial, the journal Basic and Applied Social Psychology announced that it will no longer accept papers that use classical statistical inference. No more p-values, t-tests, or even… confidence intervals!  “prior to publication, authors will have to remove all vestiges of the NHSTP (p-values, t-values, F-values, statements about ‘‘significant’’ differences or lack thereof, and so on)… confidence intervals also are banned from BASP” Many statisticians would agree that it is high time to move on from p-values and statistical inference to practical significance, estimation, more elaborate non-parametric modeling, and resampling for avoiding assumption-heavy models. This is especially so now, … Continue reading Psychology journal bans statistical inference; knocks down server