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J Epidemiol Biostat. 2001;6(2):193-204; discussion 205-10.

Two cheers for P-values?

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  • Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK.

Abstract

P-values are a practical success but a critical failure. Scientists the world over use them, but scarcely a statistician can be found to defend them. Bayesians in particular find them ridiculous, but even the modern frequentist has little time for them. In this essay, I consider what, if anything, might be said in their favour.

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