There has been controversy around p-values in recent years, often linked to issues with reproducibility in psychology. p-values are also often reported in empirical software engineering papers. We haven’t yet seen widespread public controversy about software engineering studies, but that’s not because there aren’t problems!
p-values are not inherently broken. The problems are about mis-interpreting them, about poor study design and practice, and about poor reporting. The ASA statement seems like a useful contribution to the debate.