Ten Simple Rules for Effective Statistical Practice

This article, written by Kass RE, Caffo BS, Davidian M, Meng X-L, Yu B, and Reid N, contains the following rules:

  • Statistical Methods Should Enable Data to Answer Scientific Questions
  • Signals Always Come with Noise
  • Plan Ahead, Really Ahead
  • Worry about Data Quality
  • Statistical Analysis Is More Than a Set of Computations
  • Keep it Simple
  • Provide Assessments of Variability
  • Check Your Assumptions
  • When Possible, Replicate!

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