The saga of the summer 2017, a.k.a. 'the alpha wars'

I have strong doubts that someone reading a blog called *barely significant* in this troubled period might have escaped the saga of the summer. However, as this story relates closely to the name of this blog and to the motivations behind its creation, I could not help myself to write a summary of this saga (or of its beginning, at least), to inform any unfortunate people that might have missed it.

On power and the 'match point situation'

In this post I will argue that the "match point situation" (i.e., the situation in which your entire life is dictated by chance only), is an everyday' situation for the researcher who uses *Null Hypothesis Significance Testing* (NHST) without controlling power.