Why proper understanding of confidence intervals and statistical significance is important

Chris G Dalton
Med J Aust 2021; 215 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51192
Published online: 16 August 2021

To the Editor: In their medical education article on confidence intervals, Hemming and Taljaard1 describe an intuitively appealing but incorrect interpretation of confidence intervals, seeming to use a Bayesian interpretation in a frequentist paradigm.

  • Chris G Dalton

  • Bupa ANZ Group, Sydney, NSW


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