The use and misuse of p-values

The American Statistical Association task-force shares a statement.

Back in 2019, the President of the American Statistical Association (ASA) launched a task-force into p-values. This task-force started after an editorial in The American Statistician, an ASA journal. People may have mistaken that editorial for official ASA policy.

An informal definition of a p-value is:

the probability under a specified statistical model that a statistical…