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On Oct 23rd. the paper by Bland JM and Altman DG (1997) Cronbach's alpha British Medical Journal 314, 572-572 (Statistics Notes series) reached 1,001 citations on the Web of Science.
I have written an article on the Oxford University Web Blog, to celebrate the publication of the Fourth Edition of An Introduction to Medical Statistics. The book is also mentioned on OUP’s World Statistics Day reading list.
I retired as a paid employee on 31st August 2015. I am now Professor of Health Statistics Emeritus. My contact details remain the same. I shall continue to teach and to be research active.
The Fourth Edition of An Introduction to Medical Statistics was published in July 2015. The book is enlarged, including several new topics and expanded material on others. The exercises have been largely rewritten so as to concentrate on the interpretation of analyses rather than on calculation. This website describes the full contents with several sections given in full, to give the flavour of the book.
Bland JM and Altman DG: Statistical methods for assessing agreement between 2 methods of clinical measurement, Lancet 1986; i: 307-310, which is the most highly cited paper ever in The Lancet, the 3rd mostly highly cited statistical paper, and the 29th mostly highly cited paper ever, reached 25,031 citations on the Web of Science on 23rd April 2015.
A new open access paper has been published:
Bland M. Estimating Mean and Standard Deviation from the Sample Size, Three Quartiles, Minimum, and Maximum. International Journal of Statistics in Medical Research, 2015: 4: 57-64.
Bland JM and Altman DG: Statistical methods for assessing agreement between 2 methods of clinical measurement, Lancet 1986; i: 307-310, which is the most highly cited paper ever in The Lancet, has also been named as the 29th mostly highly paper ever: The top 100 papers: Nature explores the most-cited research of all time by Richard Van Noorden, Brendan Maher & Regina Nuzzo. I have updated the account of the citation history, to celebrate.
I am always known as "Martin Bland", never "John Bland". I am Professor of Health Statistics Emeritus in the Department of Health Sciences, University of York.
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