statistical tests

Petitions in science?

Hardwicke TE, Ioannidis JPA. Petitions in scientific argumentation: Dissecting the request to retire statistical significance. European Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2019;49 10.1111/eci.13162 [open access].

"One perspective on scientific argumentation states that it is irrelevant who has made an argument; it is the substance of the argument that is of primary importance"

Again on ASA II

Mayo D. On Some Self-Defeating Aspects of the ASA’s (2019) Recommendations on Statistical Significance Tests (ii) [blog]

"In what ways does it make the situation worse? Let me count the ways. The first is in this post. Others will come in following posts, until I become too disconsolate to continue"

⭐️ ASA II: Don’t Say What You Don’t Mean

Mayo D. The 2019 ASA Guide to P-values and Statistical Significance: Don’t Say What You Don’t Mean [blog].

On the ASA II update

Haig B. The ASA’s 2019 update on P-values and significance (ASA II) [blog]

"The claimed benefits of abandoning talk of statistical significance are hopeful conjectures"

Against statistical significance

Amrhein V, Greenland S, McShane B. Scientists rise up against statistical significance. Nature. 2019; 567: 305-307.

Should we retire statistical significance? Read
Deborah Mayo before deciding!

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 ?