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These two threads seem closely related:

Because they quote different stimulus material which the answers responded to, it wouldn't be possible to merge the two threads - answers to one question would not fit as answers to the other. But it is hard to see that the two threads are sufficiently distinct to justify both remaining open.

I'm minded to suggest the former thread should be closed as a duplicate - there is some incongruity between the OP's search for "how to do something other than p-values in R" and the type of answers that it received, which seems a bit of a weakness. The second question is completely software agnostic and has a better focus on statistical issues, and arguably it's an advantage that it is more on top of current issues e.g. the ASA report (though being "topical" can arguably be a disadvantage as well, because it means the thread might "date" less well as academic discussion moves on beyond the ASA report).

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    $\begingroup$ I think one solution might be to edit the title of the first (old) Q. It is concerned with one specific quote by one specific author and it has an accepted answer that does not talk about "alternatives to p-values", but instead criticizes the quote. I think that thread is fine and can stand on its own if we change its title to reflect its actual content. (I suggested it here in the comments a couple of days ago but did not have time to think about it further, partially because I had a child born in the meantime). $\endgroup$
    – amoeba
    Mar 12 '16 at 21:58
  • $\begingroup$ Yes I think in retrospect that your comment was sensible, although I can't at the moment think what a better title would be. And congratulations! $\endgroup$
    – Silverfish
    Mar 13 '16 at 22:45
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! How about "Ziliak (2011) opposes the use of p-values and mentions some alternatives; what are they?" $\endgroup$
    – amoeba
    Mar 13 '16 at 23:04
  • $\begingroup$ @amoeba: Congratulations! And I think that's a good suggestion for the title. $\endgroup$ Mar 14 '16 at 12:11
  • $\begingroup$ @amoeba I agree with Scortchi it would differentiate the questions nicely, I suggest you post this as an answer and I'll accept it. $\endgroup$
    – Silverfish
    Mar 14 '16 at 23:56
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I think one solution might be to edit the title of the first (old) question. It is concerned with one specific quote from one specific author and it has an accepted answer that does not talk much about "alternatives to p-values", but instead criticizes the quote.

I think that thread is fine and can stand on its own if we change its title to reflect its actual content. I would suggest something like

Ziliak (2011) opposes the use of p-values and mentions some alternatives; what are they?

-- a bit cumbersome but rather precise. Feel free to improve on this suggestion if you decide to edit.

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    $\begingroup$ Duly edited, I couldn't think of a way to improve on the suggested title. $\endgroup$
    – Silverfish
    Mar 15 '16 at 0:02

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