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Nature News&Comment • 23 weeks ago

P values, the 'gold standard' of statistical validity, are not as reliable as many scientists assume. One researcher suggested rechristening the methodology “statistical hypothesis inference testing”, presumably for the acronym it would yield. Here we explain why if you think you can trust 'em, you should think again. Nature Publishing Group

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