41225: Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data - Wheelan, Charles

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Even the results of clinical trials, which are usually randomized experiments and therefore the gold standard of medical research, should be viewed with some skepticism. In 2011, the Wall Street Journal ran a front-page story on what it described as one of the ?dirty little secrets? of medical research: ?Most results, including those that appear in top-flight peer-reviewed journals, can?t be reproduced.?7 (A peer-reviewed journal is a publication in which studies and articles are reviewed for methodological soundness by other experts in the same field before being approved for publication; such publications are considered to be the gatekeepers for academic research.) One reason for this ?dirty little secret? is the positive publication bias described in Chapter 7.

Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Wheelan, Charles
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