Misinterpreted p-value

(In construction.) A list of publications in peer-reviewed journals with misleading statements about the p-value.

  1. Walcott C, Green RP. Orientation of homing pigeons altered by a change in the direction of an applied magnetic field. Science. 1974 Apr 12;184(4133):180-2. PubMed PMID: 4815725.

“[…] and P is the probability that the sample was drawn from a random distribution.”

“The Watson test gives the probability that the two samples were drawn from the same distribution as less than .005.”

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