Moving to a world beyond p < 0.05

Ron Wasserstein (American Statistical Association), & Allen Schirm (Mathematica Policy Research; retired)


The speakers will discuss what they learned from editing (with Nicole Lazar) the 43 articles in the special issue ofThe American Statistician on “Statistical Inference in the 21st Century: A World Beyond P < 0.05.” After briefly reviewing the “Don’ts” set forth in the ASA Statement on P-Values and Statistical Significance—and adding a new one—they offer their distillation of the wisdom of the many voices in the special issue (and the broader literature): specific Do’s for teaching, doing research, and informing decisions as well as underlying principles for good statistical practice.