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Author Information – Statistics

“These guidelines have been written for the benefit of sound scientific work and to help authors prepare their manuscripts in accordance with good statistical standards. The guidelines are applicable to retrospective clinical studies as well as to experimental studies, randomized clinical trials and epidemiological studies.”
– Acta Orthopaedica

What statistical analysis should I use

“The following table shows general guidelines for choosing a statistical analysis. We emphasize that these are general guidelines and should not be construed as hard and fast rules.  Usually your data could be analyzed in multiple ways, each of which could yield legitimate answers.”
– Institute for Digital Research and Education (Idre) at UCLA

How to report statistical analyses and methods

Lang T, Altman D. Statistical Analyses and Methods in the Published Literature: the SAMPL Guidelines.

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