Statistical Pitfalls in Medical Research

VB Nyirongo, MM Mukaka, LV Kalilani-Phiri
2008 Malawi Medical Journal  
In conducting and reporting of medical research, there are some common pitfalls in using statistical methodology which may result in invalid inferences being made. This paper is aimed to highlight to inexperienced statisticians or non-statistician some of the common statistical pitfalls encountered when using statistics to interpret data in medical research. We also comment on good practices to avoid these pitfalls.
doi:10.4314/mmj.v20i1.10949 fatcat:dyydnsrh2jagvkhn7om6bh5jgu