TITLE

Concise, Simple, and Not Wrong: In Search of a Short-Hand Interpretation of Statistical Significance

AUTHOR(S)
Spence, Jeffrey R.; Stanley, David J.
PUB. DATE
November 2018
SOURCE
Frontiers in Psychology;11/13/2018, pN.PAG
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
One challenge when communicating science to practitioners and the general public is accurately representing statistical results. In particular, describing the meaning of statistical significance to a non-scientific audience is especially difficult given the technical nature of a correct definition. Correct interpretations of statistical significance can be unintuitive, nuanced, and use unfamiliar technical language. As a result, when researchers are tasked with providing short and understandable interpretations of statistical significance it can be tempting to default to convenient but incorrect interpretations. In the current paper, we offer a concise, simple, and correct interpretation of statistical significance that is suitable for communications targeting a general audience.
ACCESSION #
132993482

 

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