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statcheck - a spellchecker for statistics

Nuijten, Michèle B. (2018) statcheck - a spellchecker for statistics. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (28 Feb 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

A study has revealed a high prevalence of inconsistencies in reported statistical test results. Such inconsistencies make results unreliable, as they become "irreproducible", and ultimately affect the level of trust in scientific reporting. statcheck is a free, open-source tool that automatically extracts reported statistical results from papers and recalculates p-values. Following an investigation into its accuracy, Michèle B. Nuijten finds statcheck to be very effective at flagging inconsistencies and gross inconsistencies, with an overall accuracy of 96.2% to 99.9%.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 16:18
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88742

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