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Table 3 Distribution of the 'quality of statistical analysis' variables and median number of citations received by the publishing journal.

From: The relationship between quality of research and citation frequency

  AGP AJP BJP NJP Total P-value of chi square tests
  N (%) Md N (%) Md N (%) Md N (%) Md N (%)  
Inappropriate analysis                0.044
▪yes 10 (11.1) 64 20 (14.8) 33.5 33 (17.9) 25 12 (30.8) 0.5 75 (16.7)  
▪no 80 (88.9) 64 115 (85.2) 33 151 (82.1) 19 27 (69.2) 1 373 (83.3)  
Incomplete analysis                0.018
▪yes 18 (20.0) 68 30 (22.2) 31.5 39 (21.2) 20 17 (43.6) 0 104 (23.2)  
▪no 72 (80.0) 64 105 (77.8) 34 145 (78.8) 20 22 (56.4) 1 344 (76.8)  
Overuse of tests                0.195
▪yes 29 (32.2) 52 38 (28.1) 34 56 (30.4) 19 18 (46.2) 1 141 (31.5)  
▪no 61 (67.8) 66 97 (71.9) 32 128 (69.6) 22.5 21 (53.8) 1 307 (68.5)  
All 90    135    184    39    448   
  1. The statistical significance of differences between variable categories was tested with Mann-Whitney U test. No statistically significant (p < 0.05) differences were found.