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Malawi Medical Journal
College of Medicine, University of Malawi and Medical Association of Malawi
ISSN: 1995-7262
Vol. 20, No. 1, 2008, pp. 15-18
Bioline Code: mm08005
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malawi Medical Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2008, pp. 15-18

 en Statistical Pitfalls in Medical Research
Nyirongo, V.B.; Mukaka, M.M. & Kalilani-Phiri, L.V.

Abstract

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.

 
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