Episode 220: Confusing confidence intervals

In episode 220, James and Mike delve into the scary evidence zone of statistical significance. We discuss p-values, confidence intervals and in a confusing manner explain why many authors are confused about what is actually quite a simple concept. We also show how misinterpretation leads to inappropriate author conclusions.

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Is power passé

After listening to you discuss results that fall very close to significance or not, and how do we interpret this, I thought this recent comment in Nature's Spinal Cord might be of interest:

http://www.nature.com/sc/journal/v52/n1/full/sc2013117a.html?WT.ec_id=SC...

Cheers,

James Telfer