Figure 5.

False positive rates (probabilities of committing Type I Error) while direct comparison of two distinct population of spines is performed by means of Kolgomorov-Smirnov double sided test. The variations of the mean values (per sample) are resulting not only from the sampling diversity but also from systematic factors (for each studied sample) affecting the measured parameter, see Results for details. The ensemble of 10000 simulation runs has been used to calculate the probabilities. The p-value was set at the level of 0.001 (the blue solid line). We have used n=4 animals and m=15,30,60 spines per sample (dotted, dashed and solid line) respectively and the spine area was used as the measured parameter. Note the superficially counter intuitive behavior: The more spines per sample we have the larger influence of systematic factors on statistics performance is observed

Ruszczycki et al. BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13:213   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-213
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