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STATISTICS
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 116-117

Common pitfalls in statistical analysis: "P" values, statistical significance and confidence intervals


1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 International Drug Development Institute, Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium

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Dr. Priya Ranganathan
Department of Anaesthesiology, Tata Memorial Centre, Dr. Ernest Borges Road, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-3485.154016

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In the second part of a series on pitfalls in statistical analysis, we look at various ways in which a statistically significant study result can be expressed. We debunk some of the myths regarding the 'P' value, explain the importance of 'confidence intervals' and clarify the importance of including both values in a paper


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