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A study concluding that anti psychotic drugs double the chance of dying is analyzed with respect to techniques used and conclusions drawn. The paper argues that it was a very sloppy article/study. The writer believes he found an error in the data so he had to analyze it using a different set of assumptions about time intervals. The writer explains all this in addition to the lack of good sampling techniques. The ratio of two proportions, Chi square and index values were included.
From the Paper:"Based upon a study of Alzheimer's patients, conducted between 2001 and 2004 in England, it was determined that the use of antipsychotic drugs might improve the quality of life but could shorten the length of life. Findings, Conclusions and Critique: Problems with the data/sampling: First, the articles does not stipulate for data after the first year whether or not it relates to the original sample or the remaining survivors. When all the actual numbers and percentages are laid out..."
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Alzheimer's Study (2009, December 01) Retrieved December 10, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/article-review/alzheimer-study-142715/
"Alzheimer's Study" 01 December 2009. Web. 10 December. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/article-review/alzheimer-study-142715/>