# Median of the p Value Under the Alternative Hypothesis

@article{Bhattacharya2002MedianOT, title={Median of the p Value Under the Alternative Hypothesis}, author={Bhaskar Bhattacharya and Desale Habtzghi}, journal={The American Statistician}, year={2002}, volume={56}, pages={202 - 206} }

Due to absence of an universally acceptable magnitude of the Type I error in various fields, p values are used as a well-recognized tool in decision making in all areas of statistical practice. The distribution of p values under the null hypothesis is uniform. However, under the alternative hypothesis the distribution of the p values is skewed. The expected p value (EPV) has been proposed by authors to be used as a measure of the performance of the test. This article proposes the median of the…

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