Category: BERD

Comment on proposal to lower the p-value threshold to 0.005 by John Ionnidis [outside article]


P values and accompanying methods of statistical significance testing are creating challenges in biomedical science and other disciplines. The vast majority (96%) of articles that report P values in the abstract, full text, or both include some values of .05 or less.1 However, many of the claims that these reports highlight are likely false.2 Recognizing the major importance of the… Read More