Education And Debate

Checklists for statisticians

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7022.43a (Published 06 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:43

The statisticians who review BMJ papers complete one of two checklists: one is for general papers and the other, which is more detailed, is for papers on clinical trials. These checklists may be sent to the authors.

CHECKLIST FOR STATISTICAL REVIEW OF GENERAL PAPERS

Design features

  • 1 Was the objective of the study sufficiently described?

  • 2 Was an appropriate study design used to achieve the objective?

  • 3 Was there a satisfactory statement given of source of subjects?

  • 4 Was a pre-study calculation of required sample size reported?

Conduct of study

  • 5 Was …

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