Researchers have long relied on low p-values to identify statistically significant results in empirical research. In recent years, however, this reliance on p-values has drawn much criticism. Some have even argued that the use of p-values be banned altogether. In the article "Why 'Statistical Significance' Is Often Insignificant", Noah Smith argues that the problem is not the p-value itself, but on an academic journal system that publishes an overabundance of studies with wea
Marty will be presenting "Statistics: What's Hot and What's Not" at the 43rd Annual AMATYC Conference in San Diego. His session will be tomorrow, Friday November 10, at 10:15AM (S069). Stop by and say hello!