# What does the P value mean in research?

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## What does the P value mean in research?

What is the P value? The P value means the probability, for a given statistical model that, when the null hypothesis is true, the statistical summary would be equal to or more extreme than the actual observed results [2].

## What does large P value mean?

A small p-value (typically 0.05) indicates strong evidence against the null hypothesis, so you reject the null hypothesis. A large p-value (> 0.05) indicates weak evidence against the null hypothesis, so you fail to reject the null hypothesis.

## What does P value of 0.04 mean?

In this context, what P = 0.04 (i.e., 4%) means is that if the null hypothesis is true and if you perform the study a large number of times and in exactly the same manner, drawing random samples from the population on each occasion, then, on 4% of occasions, you would get the same or greater difference between groups …

## What does P value tell you in regression?

The p-value for each term tests the null hypothesis that the coefficient is equal to zero (no effect). A low p-value (you can reject the null hypothesis. Typically, you use the coefficient p-values to determine which terms to keep in the regression model.

## What does P value of 0.03 mean?

The level of statistical significance is often expressed as the so-called p-value. So, you might get a p-value such as 0.03 (i.e., p = . 03). This means that there is a 3% chance of finding a difference as large as (or larger than) the one in your study given that the null hypothesis is true.

## Is the P value calculated assuming the null hypothesis is true?

The P value is computed assuming the null hypothesis is true. In other words, the P value is computed based on the assumption that the difference was due to sampling error. Therefore the P value cannot tell you the probability that the result is due to sampling error.

## What does T value tell you?

The t-value measures the size of the difference relative to the variation in your sample data. Put another way, T is simply the calculated difference represented in units of standard error. The greater the magnitude of T, the greater the evidence against the null hypothesis.

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