My 10 Commandments of a Data Culture

Thou shalt have no data but ethical data.

Thou shalt protect the identity of thy subjects with all thy heart, soul, mind and body.

Thou shalt back-up.

Thou shalt honour thy data and tell its story, not thy own.

Thou shalt always visualise thy data before testing.

Thou shalt share thy results even if negative.

Thou shalt not torture thy data (but thou may interrogate it).

Thou shalt not bow down to P<0.05 nor claim significance unless it is clinically so.

Thou shalt not present skewed data as mean±SD.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s P value.

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3 thoughts on “My 10 Commandments of a Data Culture

  1. Paul Matthews

    Very good, but I think you missed an important one:

    Thou shalt report all thy data, not just the bits that support thy favourite theory.

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