For this Discussion, you will explore statistical significance and meaningfulness
Review the American Statistical Associationâ€™s press release and consider the misconceptions and misuse of p-values.
- Consider the scenario:
- A research paper claims a meaningful contribution to the literature based on finding statistically significant relationships between predictor and response variables. In the footnotes, you see the following statement, â€œgiven this research was exploratory in nature, traditional levels of significance to reject the null hypotheses were relaxed to the .10 level.”
- Post your response to the scenario in which you critically evaluate this footnote. As a reader/reviewer, what response would you provide to the authors about this footnote? 500 words or more
Be sure to support your Main Post and Response Post with reference to the weekâ€™s Learning Resources and other scholarly evidence in APA Style.