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Comment & Response
September 4, 2018

Lowering the P Value Threshold

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Epidemiology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2Care and Public Health Research Institute, Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands
JAMA. 2018;320(9):936-937. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.8725

To the Editor Dr Ioannidis argued that the proposal to lower the P value threshold for claiming statistical significance from .05 to .005 is a temporary solution to improve statistical inference and suggests additional training in methods and statistics for the scientific workforce.1,2

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