To Aid Statistical Inference, Emphasize Unconditional Descriptions of Statistics

18 Sep 2019Sander GreenlandZad R. Chow

We have elsewhere reviewed proposals to reform terminology and improve interpretations of conventional statistics by emphasizing logical and information concepts over probability concepts. We here give detailed reasons and methods for reinterpreting statistics (including but not limited to) P-values and interval estimates in unconditional terms, which describe compatibility of observations with an entire set of analysis assumptions, rather than just a narrow target hypothesis... (read more)

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