# What p-value and/or FDR value to eliminate statistical testing?

I'm using an online tool to test a hypothesis. I did the original analysis with FDR set at 0.01 but I'm not seeing the expected result. Perhaps it got filtered out in the statistical test. What FDR value do I set to essentially eliminate the statistical test (so that everything is statistically significant)?

As a follow up question, what p-value do I set to essentially eliminate the statistical test? I'm guessing set p-value to 1.

• You want to always reject the null hypotheses? Set $\alpha = 1$. That's, of course, useless. Commented Nov 16, 2017 at 18:14
• That's what I thought. I just wanted to double check. I'll set the FDR to 0.05 (less stringent) and check the results. Setting alpha = 1 will give false positives. Commented Nov 16, 2017 at 18:18

FDR will reclassify tests which are naively classified as significant at the $\alpha$ level as non-significant, which reduces both the familywise false positive error rate as well as the number of false discoveries.