multiple comparisons

Member Training: Adjustments for Multiple Testing: When and How to Handle Multiplicity

May 3rd, 2018 by
 A research study rarely involves just one single statistical test. And multiple testing can result in more statistically significant findings just by chance.

After all, with the typical Type I error rate of 5% used in most tests, we are allowing ourselves to “get lucky” 1 in 20 times for each test.  When you figure out the probability of Type I error across all the tests, that probability skyrockets.