This article has good general advice about how to run a statistical analysis, such as Rule 1: Statistical Methods Should Enable Data to Answer Scientific Questions.

Robert E. Kass, Brian S. Caffo, Marie Davidian, Xiao-Li Meng, Bin Yu, Nancy Reid. Ten Simple Rules for Effective Statistical Practice. PLOS Computational Biology. 2016 (June 9). Available at

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