Hi all,

Am having trouble coming up with a clear definition of Statistical Significance when referring to statistics.

Can someone please give me a direction or definition.

Thanks

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- Nov 14th 2009, 04:40 AMJoelStatistical Significance
Hi all,

Am having trouble coming up with a clear definition of Statistical Significance when referring to statistics.

Can someone please give me a direction or definition.

Thanks - Nov 14th 2009, 03:50 PMnzmathman
An example of statistical significance would be having very strong evidence that there is a difference between the means of 2 populations, e.g mean height. Statistical significance does not always mean practical significance however - e.g. if our estimate of height difference is 0.5cm, this may not be of any practical use to people.

For a more detailed discussion you can see here

Statistical significance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia