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In statistics, a number that expresses the probability that the result of a given experiment or study could have occurred purely by chance. This number can be a margin of error (“The results of this public opinion poll are accurate to five percent”), or it can indicate a confidence level (“If this experiment were repeated, there is a probability of ninety-five percent that our conclusions would be substantiated”).
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How to use statistical significance in a sentence
Unless otherwise noted, statistical significance as used in this paper is at the 95 per cent confidence limit or higher.New Subspecies of the Rodent Baiomys From Central America|Robert L. Packard