For the past year, the ASA has had a committee working on elucidating principles that should accompany the use of p-values. I asked ASA executive director Ron Wasserstein to answer some questions about how this came about.
President Barack Obama’s requested budget for Fiscal Year 2017 maintains his record of proposing generally healthy increases for the NIH, NSF, and many federal statistical agencies, but realizing increases of any amount will be challenging.
The March 2016 issue (volume 12, issue 1) of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports consists of four articles with applications to fantasy football, basketball, tennis, and the optimal design of tournaments.
The statement includes six principles underlying the proper use and interpretation of the p-value and is intended to improve the conduct and interpretation of quantitative science and inform the growing emphasis on reproducibility of science research.
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