Category: Stats 101


Why you should be suspicious of subgroups: A new addition to our toolkit

2 7/28/2017

Brain damage in the NFL: under-recognized at first; now likely overstated


A new osteoporosis drug that’s “better” than an existing option? How this misleading message reached consumers and how it could have been avoided

4 8/26/2016

How much significance should health news give to statistically nonsignificant results? A case study of stories on skipping breast cancer chemo

3 3/12/2015

“Acting as though statistical significance implies truth isn’t even approximately correct” – part 3 of a series

3 3/11/2015

Are P-values above .05 really just statistical noise? Part 2 of 3

4 3/10/2015

Statistically significant: where to draw the line? Part 1 of series to help journalists/readers