Guidelines for reporting of basic statistical methods in biomedical publications

Abhaya Indrayan

Overview

many biomedical publications do not state all the statistical methods they have used or miss out on important components. These guidelines provide a list of statistical items and state how they should be reported so that nothing is missed and every method is clear to the readers, reviewers and journal editors. This can substantially improve the quality of a paper.

Summary

This will improve the quality of your paper and will make the findings more believable.

Author Comments

Dr. Abhaya Indrayan, PhD
Dr. Abhaya Indrayan, PhD
University College of Medical Sciences and Max Healthcare
Professor and Head (Retd.) and Biostatistics Consultant
Medical Biostatistics
Delhi, Delhi | India
These guidelines are framed on the pattern of CONSORT, STARD, and STROBE, and may soon become a standard for statistical reporting.Dr. Abhaya Indrayan, PhD

Resources

Indian Pediatrics
http://www.indianpediatrics.net/jan2020/43.pdf

Reporting of Basic Statistical Methods in Biomedical Journals: Improved SAMPL Guidelines.

Authors:
Dr. Abhaya Indrayan, PhD
Dr. Abhaya Indrayan, PhD
University College of Medical Sciences and Max Healthcare
Professor and Head (Retd.) and Biostatistics Consultant
Medical Biostatistics
Delhi, Delhi | India

Indian Pediatr 2020 01;57(1):43-48

Department of Clinical Research, Max Healthcare, Saket, New Delhi, India. Correspondence to: Dr Abhaya Indrayan, A-037 Telecom City, B-9/6 Sector 62, NOIDA 201 309, India.

Statistical methods have become an essential component of all empirical biomedical research. Science requires that these methods are fully reported with complete accuracy so that the evidence base could be fully appraised for validity, reliability, and generalizability. To meet this objective, Statistical Analyses and Methods in Published Literature (SAMPL) guidelines have been prepared for statistical reporting in biomedical publications. This communication proposes substantial improvement of these guidelines to make them more comprehensive, organized, compact, and easier to adopt.

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January 2020
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