Application of statistical methods in the papers published in the East African Medical Journal (EAMJ) since 1923.
The subject Statistics was hardly known in the research world at the time the EAMJ was being started in 1923.
It was at this time, scientists working in their field of specialization were busy developing statistical methods with the aim of solving problems affecting them in their research work.
Using a random sample of some of the papers published by the EAMJ, this paper evaluates the usage of statistical methods since 1923.
Usage was very by before 1965, but started picking-up with a rising trend since then but still not impressive.
Scientists should strive to apply statistical methods correctly in their research work.
EAMJ should lay more emphasis on statistical refereeing as a policy to raise the quality of published papers in the journal.
Mots-clés Pascal : Statistique, Intérêt, Evolution, Médecine, Homme, Kenya, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Statistics, Interest, Evolution, Medicine, Human, Kenya, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0007981
Code Inist : 002B28A. Création : 199406.