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Why we need confidence intervals.

Abstract:

The estimation approach to statistical analysis aims to quantify the effect of interest as an "estimate" of a clinically relevant quantity and to quantify the uncertainty in this estimate by means of a confidence interval (CI). As such, results expressed in this form are much more informative than results presented just as p values. This article focuses on the principles rather than the mathematics of CIs and discusses interpretation of CIs and some common misuses. CIs can be constructed for ...

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10.1007/s00268-005-7911-0

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Altman, DG More by this author
Journal:
World journal of surgery
Volume:
29
Issue:
5
Pages:
554-556
Publication date:
2005-05-05
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EISSN:
1432-2323
ISSN:
0364-2313
URN:
uuid:68cc7ccd-2b7a-487e-8011-e83de0256e9d
Source identifiers:
317843
Local pid:
pubs:317843

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