An unexpected influence of widely used significance thresholds on the distribution of reported P-values.

@article{Ridley2007AnUI,
  title={An unexpected influence of widely used significance thresholds on the distribution of reported P-values.},
  author={Josephine Ridley and Niclas Kolm and R P Freckelton and Matthew J. G. Gage},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={
          1082-9
        }
}
We consider the problematic relationship between publication success and statistical significance in the light of analyses in which we examine the distribution of published probability (P) values across the statistical 'significance' range, below the 5% probability threshold. P-values are often judged according to whether they lie beneath traditionally accepted thresholds (< 0.05, < 0.01, < 0.001, < 0.0001); we examine how these thresholds influence the distribution of reported absolute P… CONTINUE READING
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