July 27, 2017

"A megateam of reproducibility-minded scientists is renewing a controversial proposal to raise the standard for statistical significance in research studies."

science: They want researchers to dump the long-standing use of a probability value (p-value) of less than 0.05 as the gold standard for significant results, and replace it with the much stiffer p-value threshold of 0.005. by Kelly Servick

'Backers of the change, which has been floated before, say it could dramatically reduce the reporting of false-positive results—studies that claim to find an effect when there is none—and so make more studies reproducible.

'And they note that researchers in some fields, including genome analysis, have already made a similar switch with beneficial results.'

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