Standards of reporting the findings of "Chi-Square test of goodness-of-fit” and “Chi-Square test of independence” in original articles
Presenting Chi-Square test results in an original article or thesis requires following a standard procedure. Here, I have prepared a simple approach or template that helps the author to present the findings of Chi-Square test in an appropriate way. I am sure, after reading this guideline, readers will agree with me that the findings of such a simple statistical analysis as Chi-Square test are reported wrongly in more than 95% of published papers! If you think that statistic is exaggerated, spend a few minutes of your time here and you may change your mind.
In this short note, I recommend my gold standard for writing an eye-catching conclusions section for original articles. This approach is based on more than ten years’ experience as a reviewer and editor of peer-reviewed journals, and years of communication with scholars in my workshop and seminar presentations around the world.
I have received several questions about the ethics of publishing case reports in biomedical journals.
Many manuscripts are rejected from journals because of poor discussion. Indeed, in the Discussion Section of an original article, the authors tell the readers how their study affects the progress of the science, and how they contribute to the science or add something new to the existing knowledge. Therefore, there is no need to greater emphasize how important and critical it is to write a rich and effective discussion.
The introduction section is a key part of the abstract in original articles, that conveys a message to the readers whether they should read the article or not.
My simple and short approach to writing abstract for case reports is to organize the abstract of case report in three sub-sections, consisting of 150-200 words:
Introduction, Case Presentation, and Take-away Lesson.