%A Spence,Jeffrey R.
%A Stanley,David J.
%D 2018
%J Frontiers in Psychology
%C
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%G English
%K Signifcance tests,science communicaion,Science practice,p value,Evidence ‐ based practice
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%R 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02185
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%N 2185
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%P
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%8 2018-November-13
%9 Perspective
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%! Concise, simple
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%T Concise, Simple, and Not Wrong: In Search of a Short-Hand Interpretation of Statistical Significance
%U https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02185
%V 9
%0 JOURNAL ARTICLE
%@ 1664-1078
%X One challenge when communicating science to practitioners and the general public is accurately representing statistical results. In particular, describing the meaning of statistical significance to a non-scientific audience is especially difficult given the technical nature of a correct definition. Correct interpretations of statistical significance can be unintuitive, nuanced, and use unfamiliar technical language. As a result, when researchers are tasked with providing short and understandable interpretations of statistical significance it can be tempting to default to convenient but incorrect interpretations. In the current paper, we offer a concise, simple, and correct interpretation of statistical significance that is suitable for communications targeting a general audience.