Error Bars and significance

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R Bishop
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Error Bars and significance

One of the more frustrating things to me as young scientist is error bars and how to determine how may times I need to repeat an experiment. Towards this end, a great paper was recently published in the Journal of Cell Biology

Error Bars in Experimental Biology, Cummings, G., Fidler, F., and Vaux D.L. JCB, 2007, 177 (1) pg 7-11.

I would say that this article is a must read for all of us. It includes solid information on how to interpret other peoples data based on the error in the measurments shown. This is especially relevant to mouse and tissue culture studies.

If you want to discuss this paper please respond

In good taste

Rb