B – Statistical and research design problems in psychology journals

Harris A, Reeder R, Hyun J. Survey of editors and reviewers of high-impact psychology journals: statistical and research design problems in submitted manuscripts. The Journal of Psychology 2011;145(3):195-209

The authors surveyed 21 editors and reviewers from major psychology journals to identify and describe the statistical and design errors they encounter most often and to get their advice to prevent them. Three major areas were identified: problems with research design and reporting; inappropriate data analysis; and misinterpretation of results. Researchers should attend to these common issues to improve the scientific quality of their submitted manuscripts.