Sixty seconds on . . . P-hackingBMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4039 (Published 26 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k4039
- Nigel Hawkes
- London, UK
It’s proved so for Brian Wansink, a prominent food researcher who has resigned from his post at Cornell University after six papers were retracted by JAMA and its specialty journals over suspicions of P-hacking.1
Playing around with data until you find a correlation that meets the statistical standard for significance, which is P less than 0.05.
Remind me what P is
P measures …