The reliability and reproducibility of science are under scrutiny. However, a major cause of this lack of repeatability is not being considered: the wide sample-to-sample variability in the P value. We explain why P is fickle to discourage the ill-informed practice of interpreting analyses based predominantly on this statistic.
–Lewis G. Halsey, et. al., “The fickle value P generates irreproducible results,” Nature Methods 12 (2015): 179-85