Rounded data have a high potential for false comparative statistical results as shown with elbow arc of motion
BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESIS
The accuracy of statistical tests performed on rounded ROM data is limited because of loss of information after rounding to the nearest 5° interval. This affects parametric and nonparametric tests, as well as paired and unpaired tests. In the future, authors should specify how ROM has been measured and recorded, explicitly addressing rounding. Furthermore, to test a zero hypothesis on rounded ROM data, authors should apply our P value (α) correction.
|citation||Zdravkovic V, Jost B. Rounded data have a high potential for false comparative statistical results as shown with elbow arc of motion. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2018; 27:276-281.|
|type||journal paper/review (English)|
|date of publishing||2-2018|
|journal title||J Shoulder Elbow Surg (27/2)|