How Researchers Changed the World

Ron Wasserstein: Misunderstandings of 'statistical significance'

May 20, 2019 Season 1 Episode 2
How Researchers Changed the World
Ron Wasserstein: Misunderstandings of 'statistical significance'
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How Researchers Changed the World
Ron Wasserstein: Misunderstandings of 'statistical significance'
May 20, 2019 Season 1 Episode 2
How Researchers Changed the World
The story behind Ron Wasserstein's research paper on the misuse of p-values as a measure of significance
Show Notes

Ron Wasserstein has been the executive director of the American Statistical Association (ASA) since 2007, promoting the practice and profession of statistics. Previously, he was a faculty member of the department of mathematics and statistics at Washburn University in Kansas.

The podcast episode focuses on Ron's research article: 'The ASA's Statement on p-Values: Context, Process, and Purpose'. Ron was tasked with leading the creation of a framework outlining how p-values should be used in research an this article was the result. It's had over 300,000 views and over 1,000 citations, and is changing the way researchers approach understanding their results.

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