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How many digits in a mean are worth reporting?

bioRxiv

Mar 25, 2014

R.S. Clymo

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Most bioscientists need to report mean values, yet many have little idea of how many digits are significant, and at what point further digits are mere random junk. Thus a recent report that the mean of 17 values was 3.863 with a standard error of the mean (SEM) of 2.162 revealed only th...read more

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    bioRxiv

    Mar 25, 2014

    R.S. Clymo

    PMID: 990003558

    DOI: 10.1101/003558

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    Most bioscientists need to report mean values, yet many have little idea of how many digits are significant, and at what point further digits are mere random junk. Thus a recent report that the mean of 17 values was 3.863 with a standard error of the mean (SEM) of 2.162 revealed only th...read more

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