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the Ecological Society of America In defense of P values

  title={the Ecological Society of America In defense of P values},
  author={Paul A. Murtaugh},
Statistical hypothesis testing has been widely criticized by ecologists in recent years. I review some of the more persistent criticisms of P values and argue that most stem from misunderstandings or incorrect interpretations, rather than from intrinsic shortcomings of the P value. I show that P values are intimately linked to confidence intervals and to differences in Akaike’s information criterion (DAIC), two metrics that have been advocated as replacements for the P value. The choice of a… 

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