Pragma Synesi – interesting bits

Compendium of interesting bits I come across, with an occasional IMHO

Your lab results are positive for…

If you ever get a positive result for a medical condition, you need to read this article (even though it is somewhat difficult) to realize what false positives mean.

The problem with p-values

Academic psychology and medical testing are both dogged by unreliability. The reason is clear: we got probability wrong

David Colquhoun | 11 October, 2016 | aeon

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October 20, 2016 Posted by | health, statistics | , , , , | Leave a comment