Annals of Internal Medicine
16 October 2018 Vol: 169, Issue 8
Research and Reporting Methods
Researcher Requests for Inappropriate Analysis and Reporting: A U.S. Survey of Consulting Biostatisticians
Min Qi Wang, PhD; Alice F. Yan, MD, PhD; Ralph V. Katz, DMD, MPH, PhD
This survey suggests that researchers frequently make inappropriate requests of their biostatistical consultants regarding the analysis and reporting of their data. Understanding the reasons for these requests and how they are handled requires further study.