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Inspired by broader efforts to make the conclusions of scientific research more robust, we have compiled a list of some of the most common statistical mistakes that appear in the scientific literature. The mistakes have their origins in ineffective experimental designs, inappropriate analyses and/or flawed reasoning. We provide advice on how authors, reviewers and readers can identify and resolve these mistakes and, we hope, avoid them in the future.
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The published version of this article, unfortunately, contains error. Figure 2 image was available in the multiple submissions during reviewing of the manuscript. But during the final submission, the ...
Students' writing constitutes a topic of major concern due to its importance in school and in daily life. To mitigate students' writing problems, school-based interventions have been implemented in th...
The efficacy of expressive writing for bereavement remains unclear, although some evidence suggests that writing about positive memories of one's loved one may be particularly beneficial. The current ...
Open, collaborative research is a powerful paradigm that can immensely strengthen the scientific process by integrating broad and diverse expertise. However, traditional research and multi-author writ...
For the purposes of this study, as a core lab coordinating center, the investigators will be performing P31 MRS core lab analyses; hormone core lab analyses; lipid core lab analyses; gluco...
Study has been completed and is in the data analysis and manuscript writing phase of the project.
A randomized, pilot feasibility and preliminary efficacy study to test such an intervention among hospitalized patients with AML who are receiving high-dose chemotherapy. Subjects randomiz...
This study will determine whether the psychological benefits of expressive writing extend to diabetic patients, how long the benefits will last, and whether additional expressive writing "...
UCLA researchers looking for healthy females (age 60+) to participate in a study investigating how writing about your experiences may be related to your health. Once a week for 6 weeks, p...
Compositions written by hand, as one written before the invention or adoption of printing. A manuscript may also refer to a handwritten copy of an ancient author. A manuscript may be handwritten or typewritten as distinguished from a printed copy, especially the copy of a writer's work from which printed copies are made. (Webster, 3d ed)
The writing of history; the principles, theory, and history of historical writing; the product of historical writing. (Webster, 3d ed)
The practice of writing usually by a skilled or specialized writer focused on the reporting or dissemination of medical information for a target audience.
Statistical formulations or analyses which, when applied to data and found to fit the data, are then used to verify the assumptions and parameters used in the analysis. Examples of statistical models are the linear model, binomial model, polynomial model, two-parameter model, etc.
Application of statistical procedures to analyze specific observed or assumed facts from a particular study.