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Statistically illiterate…. - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Aug 19, 2012

‘Statistically illiterate’ is how scientist and blogger Stephen Curry describes those who support impact factors, used to rank scientific journals. The impact factor, calculated annually, reflects the mean number of citations to articles published in a journal in the two preceding years. He has a point. As Stephen describes: ….typically only 15% of … Read More