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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Use Of Statistical Procedures In Brazilian And International Dental Journals.
Author: Ambrosano, Gláucia Maria Bovi
Reis, André Figueiredo
Giannini, Marcelo
Pereira, Antônio Carlos
Abstract: A descriptive survey was performed in order to assess the statistical content and quality of Brazilian and international dental journals, and compare their evolution throughout the last decades. The authors identified the reporting and accuracy of statistical techniques in 1000 papers published from 1970 to 2000 in seven dental journals: three Brazilian (Brazilian Dental Journal, Revista de Odontologia da Universidade de Sao Paulo and Revista de Odontologia da UNESP) and four international journals (Journal of the American Dental Association, Journal of Dental Research, Caries Research and Journal of Periodontology). Papers were divided into two time periods: from 1970 to 1989, and from 1990 to 2000. A slight increase in the number of articles that presented some form of statistical technique was noticed for Brazilian journals (from 61.0 to 66.7%), whereas for international journals, a significant increase was observed (65.8 to 92.6%). In addition, a decrease in the number of statistical errors was verified. The most commonly used statistical tests as well as the most frequent errors found in dental journals were assessed. Hopefully, this investigation will encourage dental educators to better plan the teaching of biostatistics, and to improve the statistical quality of submitted manuscripts.
Subject: Bibliometrics
Dental Research
Education, Dental
Periodicals As Topic
United States
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: /S0103-64402004000300013
Date Issue: 2004
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