Why do statisticians answer silly questions that no one ever asks?

Via @TimHarford, an article from SignificanCe magazine: Why do statisticians answer silly questions that no one ever asks?, by Matt Briggs. People want to predict the future, and p-values and classical hypothesis testing are not really meant for that. Bayesian methods do better.

(I apologize: the original version of this post had some HTML errors. I’m still getting used to the wordpress software.)

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