Score and ignore: A radio listener's guide to ignoring health stories
Version of Record online: 11 OCT 2012
© 2012 The Royal Statistical Society
Volume 9, Issue 5, pages 45–48, October 2012
How to Cite
McConway, K. and Spiegelhalter, D. (2012), Score and ignore: A radio listener's guide to ignoring health stories. Significance, 9: 45–48. doi: 10.1111/j.1740-9713.2012.00611.x
- Issue online: 11 OCT 2012
- Version of Record online: 11 OCT 2012
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