Scientists Are Trying to Get Rid of a Fundamental Measure Used in Science – ScienceAlert

For a while now, scientists have been debating what to do with one of the most famous tools used to describe scientific certainty, the concept of ‘statistical significance’. Some think it’s fine as is. Others want to make it smaller, while yet others argue in favour of ditching it altogether. Assuming we did bite the bullet and ditch the concept of ‘probability values’, we’d need to replace it with an even better idea. This recent issue of The American Statistician contains a few opinions – a whopping 43 of them, in fact. To paraphrase a famous Winston Churchill quote, the p-value ...

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