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re: st: Error bars


From   Roger Newson <roger.newson@kcl.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   re: st: Error bars
Date   Thu, 22 Apr 2004 20:12:04 +0100

At 13:10 22/04/04 -0500, David Airey wrote:
I'm not surprised.

Reporting of statistical results in biological sciences in Nature and Science is often incomplete.

In the USA, the APA makes it more clear to researchers what is expected of them when reporting on statistical results in the area of Psychology:

http://www.apa.org/books/4200060.html

A similar guide needs to be available for the biological sciences if they don't want to use the APA's guide. I'm unaware of one. Certainly Medicine must have one? Please inform me if you know what I don't.
A good place to start is

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0727913751/qid=1082660828/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_8_1/202-8855304-7853434

which points the way to Altman et al. (2000).

Roger

References

Douglas Altman (Editor), David Machin (Editor), Trevor Bryant (Editor), Martin Gardner (Editor).
Statistics with Confidence. 2000; Oxford: BMJ books


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