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The Religion of Statistics as Practiced in Medical Journals
David S. Salsburg
The American Statistician
Vol. 39, No. 3 (Aug., 1985), pp. 220-223
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2683942
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The way in which hypothesis tests are often used as the sole tool of statistics in medical research is satirized. This is followed by a suggestion for reform.
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