I don't understand why a lower p value is stronger evidence against the null hypothesis. P value is a probability; so, wouldn't a lower p value mean that your statistic was very lucky (rare)?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Making sense of the p value?

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