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It is possible to be seriously misled by taking the statistical competence (and/or the intellectual honesty) of authors for granted. Some common errors committed (deliberately or inadvertently) by the authors of papers are given in the final box.

Type

Journal article

Journal

BMJ

Publication Date

16/08/1997

Volume

315

Pages

422 - 425

Keywords

Causality, Confidence Intervals, Data Interpretation, Statistical, Probability, Regression Analysis, Statistics, Nonparametric