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Science and the Shortcomings of Statistics

March 17th, 2010 03:30 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Kilrah_il writes “The linked article provides a short summery of the problems scientists have with statistics. As an intern, I see it many times: Doctors do lots of research but don’t have a clue when it comes to statistics… and in the social science area it’s even worse. From the article: ‘Even when performed correctly, statistical tests are widely misunderstood and frequently misinterpreted. As a result, countless conclusions in the scientific literature are erroneous, and tests of medical dangers or treatments are often contradictory and confusing.’”

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