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Best practice in statistics: The use of log transformation.

Authors
  • West, Robert M1
  • 1 4468University of Leeds, Leeds, UK.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Clinical Biochemistry International Journal of Laboratory Medicine
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Publication Date
May 01, 2022
Volume
59
Issue
3
Pages
162–165
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/00045632211050531
PMID: 34666549
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

The log transformation is often used to reduce skewness of a measurement variable. If, after transformation, the distribution is symmetric, then the Welch t-test might be used to compare groups. If, also, the distribution becomes close to normal, then a reference interval might be determined.

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