‘One-size-fits-all’ threshold for P values under fire


Researchers are at odds over when to dub a discovery 'significant'. In July, 72 researchers took aim at the P value, calling for a lower threshold for the popular but much-maligned statistic. In a response published on 18 September, a group of 88 researchers have responded, saying that a better solution would be to make academics justify their use of specific P values, rather than adopt another arbitrary threshold. The full story was published at Nature.

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