Shravan Vasishth's Slog (Statistics blog)

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Alpha values

Recently seen quote on Gelman's blog:

“No scientific worker has a fixed level of significance at which from year to year, and in all circumstances, he rejects hypotheses; he rather gives his mind to each particular case in the light of his evidence and his ideas.”
(Ronald A. Fisher, 1956, p. 42)

Also read about mindless statistics here: