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The Weightlist Podcast

Episode 35 – The Insignificance of Significance

A great deal of social science (read: enrollment management) research utilizes statistical testing. This research probably wouldn’t have gotten published if its effects were not “statistically significant”. But what does that mean exactly? In this episode, Thom and Brad delve into the origins of p-values, how they can be used and misused, and why statisticians the world over are arguing that “significance” is no longer significant.

American Statistician Issue

Scientists Rise Up Against Statistical Significance

P Value and the Theory of Hypothesis Testing: An Explanation for New Researchers

Tennessee Jed – Grateful Dead

Tennessee Jed – Southbound Brewing Company (Thom)

Pacific Wonderland – Deschutes Brewery (Brad)