We’re All ‘P-Hacking’ Now | WIRED


An insiders’ term for scientific malpractice has worked its way into pop culture. Is that a good thing?

Results from a study can be analyzed in a variety of ways, and p-hacking refers to a practice where researchers select the analysis that yields a pleasing result. The p refers to the p-value, a ridiculously complicated statistical entity that’s essentially a measure of how surprising the results of a study would be if the effect you’re looking for wasn’t there. Read on www.wired.com/story/were-all-p-hacking-now/

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