Redefine statistical significance

Daniel J Benjamin, James O Berger, Magnus Johannesson, Brian A Nosek, E-J Wagenmakers, Richard Berk, Kenneth A Bollen, Björn Brembs, Lawrence Brown, Colin Camerer, David Cesarini, Christopher D Chambers, Merlise Clyde, Thomas D Cook, Paul De Boeck, Zoltan Dienes, Anna Dreber, Kenny Easwaran, Charles Efferson, Ernst FehrFiona Fidler, Andy P Field, Malcolm Forster, Edward I George, Richard Gonzalez, Steven Goodman, Edwin Green, Donald P Green, Anthony G Greenwald, Jarrod D Hadfield, Larry V Hedges, Leonhard Held, Teck Hua Ho, Herbert Hoijtink, Daniel J Hruschka, Kosuke Imai, Guido Imbens, John P A Ioannidis, Minjeong Jeon, James Holland Jones, Michael Kirchler, David Laibson, John List, Roderick Little, Arthur Lupia, Edouard Machery, Scott E Maxwell, Michael McCarthy, Don A Moore, Stephen L Morgan, Marcus Munafó, Shinichi Nakagawa, Brendan Nyhan, Timothy H Parker, Luis Pericchi, Marco Perugini, Jeff Rouder, Judith Rousseau, Victoria Savalei, Felix D Schönbrodt, Thomas Sellke, Betsy Sinclair, Dustin Tingley, Trisha Van Zandt, Simine Vazire, Duncan J Watts, Christopher Winship, Robert L Wolpert, Yu Xie, Cristobal Young, Jonathan Zinman, Valen E Johnson

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Abstract

We propose to change the default P-value threshold for statistical significance from 0.05 to 0.005 for claims of new discoveries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-10
Number of pages5
JournalNature Human Behaviour
Volume2
Issue number1
Early online date1 Sep 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

Keywords

  • data interpretation
  • models
  • reproducibility of results
  • scholarly communication
  • statistical

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