Does “significant” mean small? [Editing for impact #2]

Should significant only be used for small differences.

Stop saying "significant" in COVID19 science articles

"People with blood group A have a significantly higher risk for acquiring COVID-19 compared with non-A blood groups" proclaims the conclusion of a preprint study. Now this is from a preprint, it has not gone through peer-review and most people who have read it have some serious concerns about the methodology [scroll to the bottom... Continue Reading →

Understand you must.

When reporting your results, you have two main options regarding stats reporting: If you selected a critical value that your P value needed to reach for you to reject your null hypothesis then the outcome has to be binary. Data are either significant or not significant. However, remember that a P value is a measure... Continue Reading →

A Significant Message

Significance: a danger word. When should you say a "significant difference"? Probably not as often as you were taught in school.

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