Published: 4 June 2020
Author(s): Francesco Piroli, Filippo Angelini, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Gaetano M. De Ferrari
Section: Letter to the Editor

When dealing with scientific evidence, the issue of reproducibility and replicability of scientific conclusions has been largely debated. In particular, several authors raised concerns about the significance of p value, that is the probability under a specified model that a statisticalsummary of the datawould be equal to or more extreme than its observed value. In the last years, different positions have emerged about the role of p value in statistical analysis. While a statement by the American Statistical Association (ASA) confirmed the status quo about p value [1], the Editors of Basic and Applied SocialPsychology radically proposed to ban it [2].

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