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Incongruence between test statistics and P values in medical papers

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, May 2004
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Title
Incongruence between test statistics and P values in medical papers
Published in
BMC Medical Research Methodology, May 2004
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-4-13
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Authors

Emili García-Berthou, Carles Alcaraz

Abstract

Given an observed test statistic and its degrees of freedom, one may compute the observed P value with most statistical packages. It is unknown to what extent test statistics and P values are congruent in published medical papers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 6 2%
United States 6 2%
United Kingdom 4 2%
South Africa 4 2%
Australia 3 1%
France 2 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Other 9 4%
Unknown 214 84%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 58 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 43 17%
Professor 28 11%
Student > Master 26 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 21 8%
Other 62 24%
Unknown 16 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 61 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 54 21%
Environmental Science 18 7%
Computer Science 16 6%
Psychology 16 6%
Other 63 25%
Unknown 26 10%

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