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Redefine Statistical Significance


  • Daniel Benjamin
  • James Berger
  • Magnus Johannesson
  • Brian Nosek
  • E. Wagenmakers
  • Richard Berk
  • Kenneth Bollen
  • Bjorn Brembs
  • Lawrence Brown
  • Colin Camerer
  • David Cesarini
  • Christopher Chambers
  • Merlise Clyde
  • Thomas Cook
  • Paul De Boeck
  • Zoltan Dienes
  • Anna Dreber
  • Kenny Easwaran
  • Charles Efferson
  • Ernst Fehr
  • Fiona Fidler
  • Andy Field
  • Malcom Forster
  • Edward George
  • Tarun Ramadorai
  • Richard Gonzalez
  • Steven Goodman
  • Edwin Green
  • Donald Green
  • Anthony Greenwald
  • Jarrod Hadfield
  • Larry Hedges
  • Leonhard Held
  • Teck Hau Ho
  • Herbert Hoijtink
  • James Jones
  • Daniel Hruschka
  • Kosuke Imai
  • Guido Imbens
  • John Ioannidis
  • Minjeong Jeon
  • Michael Kirchler
  • David Laibson
  • John List
  • Roderick Little
  • Arthur Lupia
  • Edouard Machery
  • Scott Maxwell
  • Michael McCarthy
  • Don Moore
  • Stephen Morgan
  • Marcus Munafo
  • Shinichi Nakagawa
  • Brendan Nyhan
  • Timothy Parker
  • Luis Pericchi
  • Marco Perugini
  • Jeff Rouder
  • Judith Rousseau
  • Victoria Savalei
  • Felix Schonbrodt
  • Thomas Sellke
  • Betsy Sinclair
  • Dustin Tingley
  • Trisha Zandt
  • Simine Vazire
  • Duncan Watts
  • Christopher Winship
  • Robert Wolpert
  • Yu Xie
  • Cristobal Young
  • Jonathan Zinman
  • Valen Johnson


We propose to change the default P-value threshold for statistical significance for claims of new discoveries from 0.05 to 0.005.

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  • Daniel Benjamin & James Berger & Magnus Johannesson & Brian Nosek & E. Wagenmakers & Richard Berk & Kenneth Bollen & Bjorn Brembs & Lawrence Brown & Colin Camerer & David Cesarini & Christopher Chambe, 2017. "Redefine Statistical Significance," Artefactual Field Experiments 00612, The Field Experiments Website.
  • Handle: RePEc:feb:artefa:00612

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    1. Camerer, Colin & Dreber, Anna & Forsell, Eskil & Ho, Teck-Hua & Huber, Jurgen & Johannesson, Magnus & Kirchler, Michael & Almenberg, Johan & Altmejd, Adam & Chan, Taizan & Heikensten, Emma & Holzmeist, 2016. "Evaluating replicability of laboratory experiments in Economics," MPRA Paper 75461, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. New p-Value Thresholds for Statistical Significance
      by Francis Diebold in No Hesitations on 2017-08-28 04:46:00
    2. [統計][経済][科学]新発見の統計的有意性のp値の閾値は5%から0.5%に下げよ
      by himaginary in himaginaryの日記 on 2017-08-29 05:00:00
    3. More on New p-Value Thresholds
      by Francis Diebold in No Hesitations on 2017-09-04 22:17:00


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