Some comments on the “Justify Your Alpha” response to “Redefine Statistical Significance”

Contributors:

Date created: | Last Updated:

: DOI | ARK

Creating DOI. Please wait...

Create DOI

Category: Project

Description: Benjamin et al. (2017) proposed to improve the reproducibility of findings in psychological research by lowering the alpha level of our conventional Null Hypothesis Significance Tests from .05 to .005, because findings with p-values close to .05 represent insufficient evidence. This proposal was criticized and rejected by a commentary by Lakens et al. (2017), who argued that a) the empirical evidence for the effectiveness of such a policy is weak, b) the theoretical arguments for the effectiveness of such a policy are weak, and c) the proposal also has negative consequences for reproducibility. In this contribution, I argue that the arguments by Lakens et al. are either unconvincing, or in fact arguments in favor of the proposal by Benjamin et al.

This project represents a preprint. Learn more about how to work with preprint files. View preprint

Files

Loading files...

Citation

osf.io/eyk6p

Tags

Recent Activity

Loading logs...

×

Start managing your projects on the OSF today.

Free and easy to use, the Open Science Framework supports the entire research lifecycle: planning, execution, reporting, archiving, and discovery.

Create an Account Learn More Hide this message