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In conducting and reporting of medical research, there are some common pitfalls in using statistical methodology which may result in invalid inferences being made. This paper is aimed to highlight to inexperienced statisticians or non-statistician some of the common statistical pitfalls encountered when using statistics to interpret data in medical research. We also comment on good practices to avoid these pitfalls.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Malawi medical journal : the journal of Medical Association of Malawi

Publication Date

03/2008

Volume

20

Pages

15 - 18

Addresses

MLW Clinical Research Programme, College of Medicine, Malawi. vnyirongo@mlw.medcol.mw

Keywords

Humans, Data Interpretation, Statistical, Biomedical Research, Research Design, Statistics as Topic