How often do leading biomedical journals use statistical experts to evaluate statistical methods? The results of a survey.

Tom Hardwicke & Steven Goodman
Scientific claims in biomedical research are typically derived from statistical analyses. However, misuse and misunderstanding of statistical procedures and results permeates the biomedical literature, affecting the validity of those claims. One approach journals have taken to address this issue is to enlist expert statistical reviewers. How many journals do this, how statistical review is incorporated, and how its value is perceived by editors is of interest. Here we report an expanded version of a survey...
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