From Sample to Population: Using and Reporting Inferential Statistics

Authors: Parker, Chris; Drummond, Avril E R

Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 69, Number 1, January 2006 , pp. 15-21(7)

Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists

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This paper is a guide to authors on using and reporting inferential statistics in scientific papers. In particular, it deals with errors often found in manuscripts submitted for publication, some of which may be corrected and some of which are impossible to change because of design problems in the research. Examples are provided to illustrate the points made and to guide the potential researcher through the presentation of statistical information.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2006

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  • The British Journal of Occupational Therapy (BJOT) is the official journal of the College of Occupational Therapists. Its purpose is to publish articles relevant to theory, practice, research, education and management in occupational therapy internationally.

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    The 2012 Impact Factor for The British Journal of Occupational Therapy is 1.096.

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