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A reverse look at p-values

White, Paul; Redford, Paul; Macdonald, James


Paul White
Associate Professor in Applied Statistics

Paul Redford
Associate Director of Academic Practice

James Macdonald
Senior Lecturer in Psychology (Cognitive and Neuropsychology)


An overview of p-values is given. The usual way of being introduced to p-values is by considering the rigorous development of statistical tests, then their use for decision making. This note takes a reverse view by firstly considering their use in decision making, then their distributions, before looking at the statistical test.


White, P., Redford, P., & Macdonald, J. A reverse look at p-values

Other Type Teaching Resource
Deposit Date Sep 26, 2019
Publicly Available Date Sep 27, 2019
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