Confidence interval or p-value?: part 4 of a series on evaluation of scientific publications.

@article{Prel2009ConfidenceIO,
  title={Confidence interval or p-value?: part 4 of a series on evaluation of scientific publications.},
  author={Jean-Baptist du Prel and Gerhard Hommel and Bernd Roehrig and Maria Blettner},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 19},
  pages={335-9}
}
BACKGROUND An understanding of p-values and confidence intervals is necessary for the evaluation of scientific articles. This article will inform the reader of the meaning and interpretation of these two statistical concepts. METHODS The uses of these two statistical concepts and the differences between them are discussed on the basis of a selective literature search concerning the methods employed in scientific articles. RESULTS/CONCLUSIONS P-values in scientific studies are used to… CONTINUE READING
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