‘Studies have shown that …’ how to read a statistical study

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This article provides some background for a classroom discussion of statistical research studies. The history of cigarettes and warning labels in the USA is reviewed here in order to demonstrate the challenges of statistical research and communication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-78
Number of pages4
JournalTeaching Statistics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017


  • cigarette warning labels
  • experimental designs
  • observational studies
  • teaching statistics


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