Biostatistics and the Editorial Process: a Caution against Fad Reviewing

Marc-André Villard, Thomas D. Nudds
2011 Avian Conservation and Ecology  
In ecology and conservation biology, statistical analysis is essential for reliable inferences about cause-and-effect relationships. It is so essential that it is virtually impossible, and rightly so, to conduct and publish research in the absence of statistical inference. That said, there can be many different views about the appropriateness of particular statistical methods, even among statisticians. In such cases, during the review process, researchers can feel caught between reviewers from
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doi:10.5751/ace-00489-060207 fatcat:iislufuf2rh2bji27rfvesm54y