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+ - Why P-values cannot tell you if a hypothesis is correct ->

Submitted by ananyo
ananyo (2519492) writes "P values, the 'gold standard' of statistical validity, are not as reliable as many scientists assume. Critically, they cannot tell you the odds that a hypothesis is correct. A feature in Nature looks at why, if a result looks too good to be true, it probably is, despite an impressive-seeming P value."
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Why P-values cannot tell you if a hypothesis is correct

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