Statistical Mistakes

Misuse of statistical inference in medical research

Meta-analyses

Higgins JPT, Thompson SG, Spiegelhalter DJ. A re-evaluation of random-effects meta-analysis. JRSS Ser A Stat Soc 2009;172:137–159.

Irwig L, Macaskill P, Berry G, Glasziou P. Bias in meta-analysis detected by a simple, graphical test — graphical test is itself biased. Br Med J 1998;316:470.

Riley RD, Higgins JPT, Deeks JJ. Research Methods & Reporting: Interpretation of random effects meta-analyses. Br Med J 2011;342:d549.

Stroup DF, Berlin JA, Morton SC, Olkin I, Williamson GD, Rennie D, Moher D, Becker BJ, Sipe TA, Thacker SB. Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology. JAMA 2000;283:2008-212