Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/46362
Authors: 
Kraemer, Walter
Arminger, Gerhard
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo working paper: Empirical and Theoretical Methods 3180
Abstract: 
For decades, there has been a heated debate about whether or not nuclear power plants contribute to childhood cancer in their respective neighbourhoods, with statisticians testifying on both sides. The present paper points to some flaws in the pro-arguments, taking a recent study prepared for the political party 'Bündnis 90 / Grüne' as a specimen. Typical mistakes include an understatement of the size of tests of significance, disregard of important covariates and extreme reliance on very few selected data points.
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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