In this poster, we liked the initiative taken to use non-parametric testing due to the non-normal distribution of the data, even though the large sample sizes (above 30) would have justified normal approximation (central limit theorem). Additionally, complete disclosure was made regarding the readout of Chi2 analyses including degrees of freedom and Chi2 values. Finally, details about study design and analysis were well displayed on the poster and Ms. Mesrobian could readily provide any further information regarding software used or alpha threshold chosen throughout the study.
This was far from the only poster to stand out based on good use of biostatistics and it was not easy to choose the winner. We would also like to congratulate the following authors for the quality of their design and quantitative analyses:
Scariati E. et. al, from the University of Geneva (title: Altered modular organization of the brain network at rest in 22q11DS, title changed to: Graph theoretical analysis of the functional network in 22q11DS: relationship to hallucination); Ciobanu A. et al. from the University of Geneva (title: The effect of action video-games on the processing of attended and unattended emotional stimuli; Schnider M. et al. from the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (title: Gene-environment interactions in psychosis: Evaluation of critical time windows for stress during the neurodevelopment in mice with genetic alteration in the glutathione synthesis).
The Biotelligences team.
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