In an education journal, you read the following: “Higher math exam pass rates were observed in the group who learned with the new teaching method compared to those who learned under the traditional method (89% versus 77%) (p=.07).” What do you conclude from this?
(A) The study proves the new method is better than the old method, and therefore is worth a story.
(B) The new method and the old method produce about the same results, but that’s worth a story because of parents’ concerns about math instruction.
(C) The study results, though intriguing, aren’t statistically significant and therefore shouldn’t be reported until a larger study is done.
(D) There is only a 7% chance that the new method is as good as the old one, therefore the study can be ignored.