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January 1987

The Reporting of Statistical Techniques in Otolaryngology Journals

Author Affiliations
From the Departments of Otolaryngology (Drs Hokanson, Stiernberg, and Quinn), Preventive Medicine and Community Health (Dr Hokanson), and Psychiatry and Behavioral Science (Ms McCracken), the Cancer Center (Dr Hokanson), and the Medical Information Science Group (Drs Hokanson and Quinn), University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.
Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(1):45-50. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860010049013

• The domain of this study is the reporting of statistical analyses in the otolaryngology literature during 1983 and 1984. Fewer than ten basic statistical procedures accounted for more than 90% of the statistical techniques reported. Implications for authors, journals, and educators are discussed. We offer suggestions for imparting statistical skills that may be helpful in curriculum design, residency training, and continuing medical education planning.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1987;113:45-50)