The Misuse of Statistics: Concepts, Tools, and a Research Agenda

@article{Gardenier2002TheMO,
  title={The Misuse of Statistics: Concepts, Tools, and a Research Agenda},
  author={John S. Gardenier and David B. Resnik},
  journal={Accountability in Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={9},
  pages={65 - 74}
}
This paper presents concerns regarding misuse of statistics in scientific work, especially in biomedical research. The paper discusses what is meant by "misuse." It appears that misuse arises from various sources: degrees of competence in statistical theory and methods, honest error in the application of methods, egregious negligence, and deliberate deception (misconduct.) The incidence of error is partly due to a perceived need to meet artificial statistical criteria for acceptance of research… Expand

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