In the physical sciences test results like these would be laughed out of print, and out of research. I realize medical or life sciences are different, but I can't get my mind away from numbers like - 22+/-52, where the variance is larger, or even double, the mean, or the average result. Such a result is worse than meaningless. Either the test is ridiculous or the researchers are studying the wrong chemicals or processes.
Originally Posted by Neckhammer
I'm sure you can plug such numbers into statistics calculations but so what can that produce.
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