The trouble with trivials (p > .05)

Shlomo S. Sawilowsky, Jina S. Yoon

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Trivials are effect sizes associated with statistically non-significant results. Trivials are like Tribbles in the Star Trek television show. They are cute and loveable. They proliferate without limit. They probably growl at Bayesians. But they are troublesome. This brief report discusses the trouble with trivials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)143-144
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Effect size
  • Meta analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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