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Table 5 Ranking of statistical techniques

From: A survey of statistics in three UK general practice journal

  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   
  1. Notes
  2. Excluding other methods and no statistics/simple summaries.
  3. CI = confidence interval.
  4. ANOVA = analysis of variance.