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BMJ. 1997 Aug 16;315(7105):422-5.

How to read a paper. Statistics for the non-statistician. II: "Significant" relations and their pitfalls.

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  • Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, University College London Medical School/Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, Whittington Hospital. p.greenhalgh@ucl.ac.uk

Abstract

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.

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PMC2127270
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