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The panacea statistical toolbox of a biomedical peer reviewer.

Skaik Y - Pak J Med Sci (2015 Jul-Aug)

Bottom Line: Hence, inappropriate statistical analysis in medical journals can lead to misleading conclusions and incorrect results.In this paper, the most common basic statistical guidelines are described that might be a road map to the biomedical reviewers.It is not meant for statisticians or medical editors who have special interest and expertise in statistical analysis.

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ABSTRACT
The main role of a peer reviewer is to make judgments on the research articles by asking a number of questions to evaluate the quality of the research article. Statistics is a major part of any biomedical research article, and most reviewers gain their experiences in manuscript reviewing by undertaking it but not through an educational process. Therefore, reviewers of the biomedical journals normally do not have enough knowledge and skills to evaluate the validity of statistical methods used in biomedical research articles submitted for consideration. Hence, inappropriate statistical analysis in medical journals can lead to misleading conclusions and incorrect results. In this paper, the most common basic statistical guidelines are described that might be a road map to the biomedical reviewers. It is not meant for statisticians or medical editors who have special interest and expertise in statistical analysis.

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Mentions: Fig.1 illustrates a wide spectrum of visualizing the data, which are all important for the reviewers to have an idea about the basic concepts of each item. The reviewers should be aware of the following common mistakes in the graphical and numerical description of data and how to avoid them.


The panacea statistical toolbox of a biomedical peer reviewer.

Skaik Y - Pak J Med Sci (2015 Jul-Aug)

Representation of data.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4590402&req=5

Figure 1: Representation of data.
Mentions: Fig.1 illustrates a wide spectrum of visualizing the data, which are all important for the reviewers to have an idea about the basic concepts of each item. The reviewers should be aware of the following common mistakes in the graphical and numerical description of data and how to avoid them.

Bottom Line: Hence, inappropriate statistical analysis in medical journals can lead to misleading conclusions and incorrect results.In this paper, the most common basic statistical guidelines are described that might be a road map to the biomedical reviewers.It is not meant for statisticians or medical editors who have special interest and expertise in statistical analysis.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
The main role of a peer reviewer is to make judgments on the research articles by asking a number of questions to evaluate the quality of the research article. Statistics is a major part of any biomedical research article, and most reviewers gain their experiences in manuscript reviewing by undertaking it but not through an educational process. Therefore, reviewers of the biomedical journals normally do not have enough knowledge and skills to evaluate the validity of statistical methods used in biomedical research articles submitted for consideration. Hence, inappropriate statistical analysis in medical journals can lead to misleading conclusions and incorrect results. In this paper, the most common basic statistical guidelines are described that might be a road map to the biomedical reviewers. It is not meant for statisticians or medical editors who have special interest and expertise in statistical analysis.

No MeSH data available.