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P-values: misunderstood and misused

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P-values are widely used in both the social and natural sciences to quantify the statistical significance of observed results. The recent surge of big data research has made p-value an even more popular tool to test the significance of a study. However, substantial literature has been produced critiquing how p-values are used and understood. In this paper we review this recent critical literature, much of which is routed in the life sciences, and consider its implications for social scientifi...

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10.3389/fphy.2016.00006

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University of Oxford
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Oxford Internet Institute
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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Oxford Internet Institute
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Author
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Frontiers Publisher's website
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Frontiers in Physics Journal website
Volume:
4
Article number:
6
Publication date:
2016-01-01
Acceptance date:
2016-02-19
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2296-424X
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607162
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2016-03-02

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