Top 10 Methodologic And Statistical Flaws In Medical Studies

Warren Buffet said “bad terminology is the enemy of good thinking.” This articles reviews common errors investigators make when conducting and reporting medical research. Included are choosing inappropriate unit of analysis (e.g., events rather than patients), confusing correlation with association, and failure to address reliability, among others. It’s an interesting read, and may even serve as a quick reference for refreshing your memory about definitions of commonly used statistical terms.—Sarang Kim, MD

Markert, RJ. Enhancing medical education by improving statistical methodology in journal articles. Teach Learn Med. 2013 Apr-Jun;25(2)

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