Justify your alpha

Daniel Lakens, Federico G. Adolfi, Casper J. Albers, Farid Anvari, Matthew A.J. Apps, Shlomo E. Argamon, Thom Baguley, Raymond B. Becker, Stephen D. Benning, Daniel E. Bradford, Erin M. Buchanan, Aaron R. Caldwell, Ben Van Calster, Rickard Carlsson, Sau Chin Chen, Bryan Chung, Lincoln J. Colling, Gary S. Collins, Zander Crook, Emily S. CrossSameera Daniels, Henrik Danielsson, Lisa Debruine, Daniel J. Dunleavy, Brian D. Earp, Michele I. Feist, Jason D. Ferrell, James G. Field, Nicholas W. Fox, Amanda Friesen, Caio Gomes, Monica Gonzalez-Marquez, James A. Grange, Andrew P. Grieve, Robert Guggenberger, James Grist, Anne Laura Van Harmelen, Fred Hasselman, Kevin D. Hochard, Mark R. Hoffarth, Nicholas P. Holmes, Michael Ingre, Peder M. Isager, Hanna K. Isotalus, Christer Johansson, Konrad Juszczyk, David A. Kenny, Ahmed A. Khalil, Barbara Konat, Junpeng Lao, Erik Gahner Larsen, Gerine M.A. Lodder, Jiří Lukavský, Christopher R. Madan, David Manheim, Stephen R. Martin, Andrea E. Martin, Deborah G. Mayo, Randy J. McCarthy, Kevin McConway, Colin McFarland, Amanda Q.X. Nio, Gustav Nilsonne, Cilene Lino De Oliveira, Jean Jacques Orban De Xivry, Sam Parsons, Gerit Pfuhl, Kimberly A. Quinn, John J. Sakon, S. Adil Saribay, Iris K. Schneider, Manojkumar Selvaraju, Zsuzsika Sjoerds, Samuel G. Smith, Tim Smits, Jeffrey R. Spies, Vishnu Sreekumar, Crystal N. Steltenpohl, Neil Stenhouse, Wojciech Świątkowski, Miguel A. Vadillo, Marcel A.L.M. Van Assen, Matt N. Williams, Samantha E. Williams, Donald R. Williams, Tal Yarkoni, Ignazio Ziano, Rolf A. Zwaan

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Abstract

In response to recommendations to redefine statistical significance to P ≤ 0.005, we propose that researchers should transparently report and justify all choices they make when designing a study, including the alpha level.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-171
Number of pages4
JournalNature Human Behaviour
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

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    Lakens, D., Adolfi, F. G., Albers, C. J., Anvari, F., Apps, M. A. J., Argamon, S. E., Baguley, T., Becker, R. B., Benning, S. D., Bradford, D. E., Buchanan, E. M., Caldwell, A. R., Van Calster, B., Carlsson, R., Chen, S. C., Chung, B., Colling, L. J., Collins, G. S., Crook, Z., ... Zwaan, R. A. (2018). Justify your alpha. Nature Human Behaviour, 2(3), 168-171. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-018-0311-x