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Refresher Course: "What's a P-value Again?"

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Crystal Weisner 

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Course Description

This workshop will provide a conceptual review of null hypothesis statistical testing (NHST). We will cover p-values, power, confidence intervals, and Type I and Type II error. We will review the strengths and weaknesses of the NHST, with a look forward to modern alternatives.

Twila Wingrove, Office of Research Data Analysis

Tyler Pyle, Office of Research Data Analysis

About the Course

Learning Community: Center for Academic Excellence (FAD)
Workshop Type: Grants and Research

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Define the terms p-value, confidence interval, power, Type I error, and Type II error.
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of NHST.
  • Identify alternatives to NHST.


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