Is there a misunderstanding about the use and interpretation of P values and hypothesis testing? An excellent set of articles written by SN Goodman makes this case. This is the first in a series of blog entries to help illustrate the points in these papers.
To help clarify the concept of the P value, I will start with a contrived poker example:
Let's say you're in Las Vegas hoping for a little enjoyment and to win some cash. You enter one of the seedier downtown casinos and find a new game. It's called "Huslyall". The dealer is rather unkempt, wears an eyepatch and has a hook replacing his left hand.