Encyclopedia of Public Health

2008 Edition
| Editors: Wilhelm Kirch

p Value

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5614-7_2883

Synonyms

Significance probability

Definition

The p value gives the probability that the null hypothesis is correct; therefore, if it is a small value (like \( <0.05 \)

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