statistical significance

In gentle praise of significance tests

Sir David Cox on the p-value controversy (video). I recently gave a talk on p-values directly "quoting" this video.

⭐️ Cargo-cult statistics

Stark PB, Saltelli A. Cargo-cult statistics and scientific crisis. Significance. 2018;15:40-43. 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2018.01174.x [html]

"They [practitioners] invoke statistical terms and procedures as incantations, with scant understanding of the assumptions or relevance of the calculations, or even the meaning of the terminology"

Wondering what is
cargo-cult science ?

Abandon statistical significance

Amrhein V, Trafimow D, Greenland S. Abandon statistical inference. Peer J Preprints. 2018

"We reccomend that we should use, communicate, and teach our statistical methods as being descriptive of logical relations between assumptions and data, rather than allowing specified generalized inferences about universal populations".