Despite persistent controversy over statistical significance testing and the obligation for all researchers to adopt some position on the issue, until now, practices of epidemiologists have not been examined thoroughly.
Articles in the American Journal of Epidemiology around the years 1970,1980, and 1990 were evaluated and divided into infectious disease epidemiology, cancer epidemiology, and cardiovascular disease epidemiology, with a minimum of 25 articles per topic area and time period.
Presentation of significance test results and confidence intervals was evaluated in the abstracts, results text, and results tables, as was the degree of reliance on significance testing in the discussion section.
Mots-clés Pascal : Epidémiologie, Méthodologie, Analyse statistique, Test signification
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Epidemiology, Methodology, Statistical analysis, Significance test
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Cote : 94-0467615
Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199501.