What is the significance of this?

If you have ever done any scientific work that involved testing a null hypothesis, make sure you check out the discussion on this post over at the Journal of Ecology blog. Scroll down to the comments thread and you’ll find Qaecologist Mick McCarthy’s and others’ views on the matter. It is well worth reading, or even contributing to the debate if you are so inclined. Also worth a read is this paper by Gelman and Stern from a few years back, on why even “the difference between significant and not significant is not significant!

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