The t-test metric

is a bad one. But so many people are convinced that statistical significance is significance. From students to professors.

How much damage did William Sealy Gosset (wikipedia link) do to science? Not him really, but the people who constantly misinterpret it. (I know I know,  its us applied guys who have it wrong, not the statisticians).    But it’s cool that the inventor of the t-test worked for Guinness.

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