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The null hypothesis: closing the gap between good intentions and good studies.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21723439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Some papers appearing in the two leading clinical journals of our specialty have fundamental defects in design, statistical analysis, and reporting. Actual publications are used to illustrate what investigators should and should not do, from initial planning through to their finished manuscript. A more detailed discussion of the most common statistical methods used in reproductive research is given as an online supplement. Some of these deficiencies illustrate the importance of registry of all study parameters for randomized clinical trials, a process covered in greater detail in an accompanying review and required for those manuscripts to be considered. Authors and reviewers need to be more aware of these requirements and common errors and pitfalls so that only quality manuscripts are published.
David R Meldrum; Mary D Sammel; Kurt Barnhart
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fertility and sterility     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1556-5653     ISO Abbreviation:  Fertil. Steril.     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-07-04     Completed Date:  2011-08-29     Revised Date:  2014-10-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372772     Medline TA:  Fertil Steril     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6-10.e2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Trials as Topic / standards*
Editorial Policies*
Research Design / standards*
Comment In:
Fertil Steril. 2014 Sep;102(3):656-7   [PMID:  25171951 ]

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