Guidelines for Statistical Report
Guidelines for Statistical Report
Any manuscript submitted to the Bangladesh Journal of Pharmacology should have a detailed report of statistical methods. Results are rigorously reported and the appropriate method for study design should be applied. These are:
> Software package (name, version and relevant references)
> Technical details or procedures to reproduce the analysis > Identify the research design and independent variables (between or withinsubjects) > Preprocessed data:
> How outliers were treated and your analysis (full dataset and outliers removed) > How missing/excluded data were handled > Define the threshold for significance (alpha) > When required, mention sample sizes with a description of how to perform it. Note the inputs for power, the effect on sample size, and alpha. Report the number of independent replications for each experiment > For analysis of variance (ANOVA), details any post hoc tests > Details of any correction to account for multiple comparisons. If the correction was not applied, then mention the justification for not doing so > Mention all options for statistical procedures. If ttests were carried out, then clarify whether these were performed by either one or twotailed. Mention the type of ttest conducted (e.g. one sample, within/betweensubjects) > In the case of stepwise multiple regression analyses:
> Bayesian analysis: Mention the choice of prior trial probabilities and the method of selection. Markov chain Monte Carlo settings should be reported > Reporting of statistical results: It must be reported appropriately.
