Corpus ID: 906845

NEJM -- Data Torturing

@inproceedings{2008NEJMD,
  title={NEJM -- Data Torturing},
  author={},
  year={2008}
}
  • Published 2008
"If you torture your data long enough, they will tell you whatever you want to hear" has become a popular observation in our office. In plain English, this means that study data, if manipulated in enough different ways, can be made to prove whatever the investigator wants to prove. Unfortunately, this is generally true. Because every investigator wants to present results in the most exciting way, we all look for the most dramatic, positive findings in our data. When this process goes beyond… Expand

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