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**1purenoiz**
t1_jdwiw0c wrote

Reply to comment by **Doctor_YOOOU** in **Linguistic analysis of 177,296 Reddit comments sheds light on negative attitudes toward science** by **HeinieKaboobler**

If somebody can't explain statistical power, you can ignore their critique that the sample size is too small. People also do not know the difference between statistically significant and clinically significant.

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**Doctor_YOOOU**
t1_jdwjtjk wrote

Absolutely, statistical knowledge is definitely an issue. Maybe the challenge is partially educating about statistics so the public has more tools to understand and interpret science

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**YouAreGenuinelyDumb**
t1_je1ddn7 wrote

Oh man, statistical significance is a hard one to explain to people. I almost feel it should be re-termed.

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**1purenoiz**
t1_je1poee wrote

Lots of terms in statistics could and should be renamed, according to my linear regression analysis professor who has a statistical distance named after him. Likelihood of effect by chance is close, but wordy.

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