Significant or Not: What Does the "Magic" P-Value Tell Us?
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
The use of the p-value in determination of statistical significance—and by extension in decision making—is widely taught and frequently used. It is not, however, without limitations, and its use as a primary marker of a worthwhile conclusion has recently come under increased scrutiny. This paper attempts to explain some lesser-known properties of the p-value, including its distribution under the null and alternative hypotheses, and to clearly present its limitations and some straightforward alternatives.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 17 p.
Significance, p-value, distribution, confidence interval
Probability Theory and Statistics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302286OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-302286DiVA: diva2:956953
Subject / course
Master Programme in Statistics