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Term: Statistically Significant

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2019-11-15


A term used when the probability that an observed significant result would have occurred by chance is very small (usually 5% or less). Statistically significant results are often reported along with p-values, which express the level of certainty that the statistical significance is not due to chance.

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