Misuse of statistical methods: critical assessment of articles in BMJ from January to March 1976.

@article{Gore1977MisuseOS,
  title={Misuse of statistical methods: critical assessment of articles in BMJ from January to March 1976.},
  author={Sheila M. Gore and Ian Jones and E C Rytter},
  journal={British medical journal},
  year={1977},
  volume={1 6053},
  pages={85-7}
}
Sixty-two reports that appeared as Papers and Originals (excluding short reports) in 13 consecutive issues of the British Medical journal included statistical analysis. Thirty-two had statistical errors of one kind or another; in 18 fairly serious faults were discovered. The summaries of five reports made some claim that was unsupportable on re-examination of the data. Medical investigators should consult with people who have a real understanding of statistical methods throughout their projects… CONTINUE READING

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