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Published January 2018 | Supplemental Material
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Redefine statistical significance


We propose to change the default P-value threshold for statistical significance from 0.05 to 0.005 for claims of new discoveries.

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© 2017 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature. Published 01 September 2017; Issue Date January 2018. We thank D. L. Lormand, R. Royer and A. T. Nguyen Viet for excellent research assistance. Competing interests: One of the 72 authors, Christopher Chambers, is a member of the Advisory Board of Nature Human Behaviour. Christopher Chambers was not a corresponding author and did not communicate with the editors regarding the publication of this article. The other authors declare no competing interests.

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