Reading 14

Nature News Feature article

Read the following article about p values:

Reading discussion

Instead of posting a question as we’ve done for the other readings, please respond to the following prompts:

  1. Had you ever heard of this situation concerning p-values before this class?

    • If this is the first time you’ve heard this, did you find this surprising, and does it affect how you feel about science? Explain.

    • If you have heard about this situation before, did the article change your perspective in any way? Explain.

  2. Based on the article, what practical things can we do to make sure our claims are accurate and transparent? Mention any quantities that we should compute and what kinds of details we should try to include in our RMarkdown notebooks.

Students that write a full and thoughtful response that addresses both prompts will receive both a question and an answer credit. A full response consists of a minimum of two paragraphs, one for the first prompt and one for the second prompt. Each paragraph must have a minimum of three full sentences, and the content must be substantive. Posts that don’t fulfill these criteria will only be eligible for a question credit.

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  Posting guidelines can be found in the Readings section of the syllabus.