To the Editor: Emerson and Colditz studied how often various statistical techniques appear in Journal articles (Sept. 22 issue).* They suggest that this information “may be helpful to people designing and teaching courses in quantitative methods for medical students and other health professionals. …” I hope these will not be the only statistics we teach. If future investigators know only simple statistics, only simple research questions will be asked. Even a statistical sophisticate may find it difficult to publish articles in a journal for which the majority of the readers are not as knowledgeable. I was impressed with these issues.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Mar 8 1984


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