The Value of p-Value in Biomedical Research
Demosthenes B Panagiotakos*
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2008
First Page: 97
Last Page: 99
Publisher ID: TOCMJ-2-97
Article History:Received Date: 14/10/2008
Revision Received Date: 28/10/2008
Acceptance Date: 28/10/2008
Electronic publication date: 18/11/2008
Collection year: 2008
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Significance tests and the corresponding p-values play a crucial role in decision making. In this commentary the meaning, interpretation and misinterpretation of p-values is presented. Alternatives for evaluating the reported evidence are also discussed.