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Modern scientific studies from many diverse areas of research abound with multiple hypothesis testing concerns. The false discovery rate (FDR) is one of the most commonly used approaches for measuring and controlling error rates when performing multiple tests....

["Bioinformatics","Statistics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6035
70 downloads
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In the last decades diseases have changed coral communities’ structure and function in reefs worldwide. Studies conducted to evaluate the effect of diseases on corals frequently use modified adaptations of sampling designs that were developed to study ecological...

["Ecology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6006
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Predicting and simplifying which pathogens may spill over from animals to humans is a major priority in infectious disease biology. Many efforts to determine which viruses are at risk of spillover use a subset of viral traits to find trait-based associations with...

["Evolutionary Studies","Virology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5979
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Background Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a highly infectious disease that has produced over 25,000 cases in the past 50 years. While many past outbreaks resulted in relatively few cases, the 2014 outbreak in West Africa was the most deadly occurrence of EVD to date,...

["Epidemiology","Infectious Diseases","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5888
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Objective A putative relationship between markers for the serotonin system and the personality scale self-transcendence (ST) and its subscale spiritual acceptance (SA) has been demonstrated in a previous PET study of 5-HT1A receptor binding in healthy control subjects....

["Biochemistry","Neuroscience","Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5790
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The increase in bioinformatics resources such as tools/scripts and databases poses a great challenge for users seeking to construct interactive and reproducible biological data analysis applications. Here, we propose an open-source, comprehensive, flexible R package...

["Bioinformatics","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5853
110 downloads
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Background Functional groups serve two important functions in ecology: they allow for simplification of ecosystem models and can aid in understanding diversity. Despite their important applications, there has not been a universally accepted method of how to define...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Statistics","Data Mining and Machine Learning","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5795
1,254 downloads
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Background Material presented at conferences is meant to provide exposure to ongoing research that could affect medical decision making based on future outcomes. It is important then to evaluate the rates of publication from conference presentations as a measure...

["Radiology and Medical Imaging","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5817
70 downloads
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Background Multimorbidity presents an increasingly common problem in older population, and is tightly related to polypharmacy, i.e., concurrent use of multiple medications by one individual. Detecting polypharmacy from drug prescription records is not only related...

["Drugs and Devices","Public Health","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5765
104 downloads
465 views

Background The use of visible-near infrared (vis-NIR) spectroscopy for rapid soil characterisation has gained a lot of interest in recent times. Soil spectra absorbance from the visible-infrared range can be calibrated using regression models to predict a set of...

["Soil Science","Statistics","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5722
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Background Medical decision-making is difficult when information is limited due to its rareness. For example, there are two treatment options for patients affected by a rare disease with high lethality. The information about both treatment effects is unavailable...

["Bioinformatics","Clinical Trials","Public Health","Ethical Issues","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5677
114 downloads
1,900 views

We comment on Eichstaedt et al.’s (2015a) claim to have shown that language patterns among Twitter users, aggregated at the level of US counties, predicted county-level mortality rates from atherosclerotic heart disease (AHD), with “negative” language being associated...

["Epidemiology","Health Policy","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5656
93 downloads
477 views

Estimating the growth of fishes is critical to understanding their life history and conducting fisheries assessments. It is imperative to sufficiently sample each size and age class of fishes to construct models that accurately reflect biological growth patterns,...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5582
93 downloads
510 views

Background The Mini-IPIP scales (Donellan et al., 2006) are possibly one of the most commonly used short inventories for measuring the Big Five Factors of personality. In this study, we aimed to investigate the psychometric properties of two Mini-IPIP Spanish short...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5542
117 downloads
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Most researchers do not deliberately claim causal results in an observational study. But do we lead our readers to draw a causal conclusion unintentionally by explaining why significant correlations and relationships may exist? Here we perform a randomized controlled...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5597

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