Here’s a photo of a slide from a talk by Doug Altman about hypothesis tests and p-values recently (I nicked the picture from Twitter, additions by me). I wasn’t there so I don’t know exactly what Doug said, but I totally agree that hypothesis testing and p-values are a massive problem. Nearly five years ago … Continue reading Rant

Andrew Gelman agrees with me!

Follow-up to The Fragility Index for clinical trials from Evidence-based everything I’ve slipped in my plan to do a new blog post every week, but here’s a quick interim one. I blogged about the fragility index a few months back (http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/simongates/entry/the_fragility_index/). Andrew Gelman has also blogged about this, and thought much the same as I did (OK, I … Continue reading Andrew Gelman agrees with me!