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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). Website.

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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%.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 16:18
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 23:16

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