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Re: st: references supporting reporting CI


From   Buzz Burhans <wsb2@cornell.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: references supporting reporting CI
Date   Tue, 18 Oct 2005 14:12:25 -0400

Thanks very much Roger. I appreciate the information; and appreciate also your frequent and very helpful contributions, both to this list and to the library of user written ado files. I have been a frequent and grateful user of several of your contributions.

Buzz Burhans



At 05:37 PM 10/18/2005 +0100, you wrote:

At 15:18 18/10/2005, Buzz wrote:
Some time ago in a post to this list (http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2003-08/msg00288.html ) Roger Newson provided a reference supporting the reporting of confidence intervals versus P values:

Douglas Altman, David Machin, Trevor Bryant, Martin Gardner. Statistics with Confidence. London: British Medical Journal Books; 2000. ISBN: 0727913751


Can anyone supply other references, (particularly papers v. books) supporting the preference for reporting confidence intervals?
In case Buzz does not have a copy of the Altman et al. book, one of its key references supporting confidence intervals is

Rothman K. A vote of confidence. New England Journal of Medicine 1978; 299: 1362-1363.

I hope this helps.

Roger



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