Odds Are, It's Wrong Science fails to face the shortcomings of statistics

By walterg | March 18, 2010

In the March 27, 2010 issue of Science News, this article talks about how “widespread misuse of statistical methods makes science more like a crapshoot”. The problem appears to be based in the misunderstanding and misuse of the concept of statistical significance. The comments at the end of the article make interesting reading, as do those at the end of the Slashdot posting on the same article.