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Thursday, October 12
Conducting Research in the 21st Century
Thu, Oct 12, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Regency Ballroom III
What Are the Best Uses for P-Values?

What Are the Best Uses for P-Values? (304103)

*David H. Robinson, Stack Overflow 
*Deborah G. Mayo, Virginia Tech 
*Yoav Benjamini, Tel Aviv University 

The ASA Statement on P-values and Statistical Significance cautions against misuse of p-values and the avoidance of bright-line thinking with respect to their use. Nonetheless, significance testing remains a key and powerful tool for statistical inference, and it is worth noting that bright-line thinking and some other common errors related to the use of p-values can also occur with the use of other methods of inference. This session will focus on areas of inference in which p-values are particularly appropriate.