Table 5

Ranking of statistical techniques

BMJ

BJGP

Family Practice


Methods

Rank

Rank

Rank


Chi-squared tests

2

1

1

t-tests

7

3

2

Logistic regression

1

4

4.5

Nonparametric

3.5

2

9

Odds ratios/relative risks

3.5

6

3

Regression

5.5

7.5

4.5

Sample size/power

8.5

5

11

Summaries with CIs

5.5

17

6.5

Kappa

15

9

9

Sensitivity/specificity

11.5

7.5

13.5

Pearson correlation

15

11

6.5

Multiple comparisons

15

15

9

ANOVA

10

15

Mantel-Haenszel

17.5

12.5

12

Random effects models

11.5

15

Cronbach's alpha

17.5

12.5

13.5

Fisher's exact test

10

Likelihood ratio

13

17

Survival analysis

8.5


Notes

Excluding other methods and no statistics/simple summaries.

CI = confidence interval.

ANOVA = analysis of variance.

Rigby et al. BMC Medical Research Methodology 2004 4:28   doi:10.1186/1471-2288-4-28

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