Statistical methods in epidemiology: I. Statistical errors in hypothesis testing.

  title={Statistical methods in epidemiology: I. Statistical errors in hypothesis testing.},
  author={Alan S Rigby},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  volume={20 4},
PURPOSE Although scientific journal editors are making use of statisticians in the review process, the quality of statistical reporting in many journals remains poor. In many cases the problem for the scientist would appear to be a lack of understanding of basic statistics. The focus of the scientist is on showing 'p < 0.05', when what is actually required is a statement about effect size and interval estimation. The aim of this paper is to show the inadequacy of reporting of results using p… CONTINUE READING
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