Advances in Zoology and Botany Vol. 7(2), pp. 24 - 27
DOI: 10.13189/azb.2019.070202
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p<0.05 Is Not Enough

Saran Ishika Maiti 1, Surjya Kumar Saikia 2,*
1 Department of Statistics, Visva-Bharati University, India
2 Department of Zoology, Visva-Bharati University, India


The p-value has been treated as a benchmark of reliability for an experimental output in biology. In biological research, results with p≤0.05 are conventionally regarded as statistically significant. However, a criticism is currently being emerged claiming that statistical significance in biology has now become very fragile. Simultaneously, proposals for review of statistical inference based on p-value<0.05 are surfacing as alternate strategy of statistical significance. The present review discusses emerging issues related to p-value<0.05 in biological research and some possible ways to address such issues.

p-value, Statistical Significance, Biological Research, Effect Size, Akaike Information Criterion

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[1] Saran Ishika Maiti , Surjya Kumar Saikia , "p<0.05 Is Not Enough," Advances in Zoology and Botany, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 24 - 27, 2019. DOI: 10.13189/azb.2019.070202.

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Saran Ishika Maiti , Surjya Kumar Saikia (2019). p<0.05 Is Not Enough. Advances in Zoology and Botany, 7(2), 24 - 27. DOI: 10.13189/azb.2019.070202.