Title

Cystic Fibrosis Carrier Screening Attitudes and Multiple Hypothesis Testing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2014

Description

The recent study by Cunningham, Lewis, Curnow, Glazner, and Massie [1] on the attitudes of respiratory physicians and clinic coordinators towards cystic fibrosis (CF) carrier screening drew several unsupported conclusions because the α level of 0.05 was not corrected for the large number of hypothesis tests conducted, leading to a Type 2 error and the acceptance of hypotheses that were likely false [2].

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