Volume 30, Issue 4, December 2019

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Mediterr J Rheumatol 2019;30(4):196-200
Biostatistics as a Tool for Medical Research: What are we Doing Wrong?
Authors Information
  1. Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, General University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
  2. Department of Neurosurgery, General University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
As the data resulting from modern clinical research are astonishingly complex, statistics constitute an integral component of the research project, from the study conception and design to the reporting of the results. At the same time, the Medical Literature is not immune to statistical pitfalls. In the following lines we identify eleven common statistical mistakes, elucidate their effects on the study credibility, and provide tips and tricks to avoid them.

©Tsiamalou P, Brotis A.