Special Session of the (remote)
Phil Stat Forum:

11 January 2022

“Statistical Significance Test Anxiety”

TIME: 15:00-17:00 (London, GMT); 10:00-12:00 (EST)

Presenters: Deborah Mayo (Virginia Tech) &
Yoav Benjamini (Tel Aviv University)

Moderator: David Hand (Imperial College London)

Deborah Mayo       Yoav Benjamini        David Hand


Focus of the Session: 

Benjamini, et al. (2021), “The ASA President’s Task Force Statement on Statistical significance and Replicability” (Link to article)

Mayo, D. (2021), “The Statistics Wars and Intellectual Conflicts of Interest” (editorial). Conservation Biology. (Link to article)


Background articles and blogposts (on errorstatistics.com):

Benjamini, Y. (2020), “Selective Inference: The Silent Killer of Replicability”. Harvard Data Science Review.

Wasserstein R. & Lazar, N.(2016). “The ASA’s Statement on p-Values: Context, Process, and Purpose,” The American Statistician 70(2),129-133.

Wasserstein, R., Schirm, A,. & Lazar, N. (2019). “Moving to a world beyond “p < 0.05” (Editorial).The American Statistician 73(S1), 1–19.

For posts on this topic see this blog post.


Slides & video 

D. Mayo’s slides: “The Statistics Wars and Intellectual Conflicts of Interest


Y. Benjamini’s slides: “The ASA president Task Force Statement on Statistical Significance and Replicability

Video of D. Mayo & Y. Benjamini Presentations with D. Hand as moderator:

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