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Good Practice for Conference Abstracts and Presentations: GPCAP

GPCAP provides recommendations on good submission and presentation practice for scientific and medical congresses. These recommendations cover conference abstracts, posters and slides for oral presentations. GPCAP focuses on company-sponsored research i.e. research that is sponsored and/or funded by a pharmaceutical, medical device or biotechnology company. Company-sponsored …

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Failing Grade: 89% of Introduction-to-Psychology Textbooks That Define or Explain Statistical Significance Do So Incorrectly

Null-hypothesis significance testing (NHST) is commonly used in psychology and biomedical research areas. However, statisticians have long warned that researchers regularly misinterpret and misapply the technique.In this paper, published by Scott Cassidy and colleagues, the authors investigated whether introduction-to-psychology textbooks actually accurately define and explain statistical …

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