800 scientist call out against statistical significance

by Yoav Ravid1 min read23rd Mar 20191 comment



LessWrong has many criticisms of P-values/Statistical significance, And is often given as a coordination problem (or an inadequate equilibria).

In addition to the American Statistical Association - which, In 2016, 'released a statement in The American Statistician warning against the misuse of statistical significance and P values' - these authors now join the call too, with an article in nature signed by over 800 scientists. they write:

We are far from alone. When we invited others to read a draft of this comment and sign their names if they concurred with our message, 250 did so within the first 24 hours. A week later, we had more than 800 signatories.

What do you think will be the impact of it?