Ford, I. (1986) Confunded correlations: statistical limitations in the analysis of interregional relationships of cerebral metabolic activity. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 6(3), pp. 385-388.
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Various statistical approaches have been applied to tomographic determinations of glucose utilization putatively to gain insight into functional interrelationships in the brain. An approach based on the use of a partial correlation coefficient has been proposed to eliminate the distorting influence of systematic interpatient differences in glucose utilization. It is shown, by examination of explicit statistical models, that this form of analysis does not permit unambiguous conclusions to be drawn.
|Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:||Ford, Professor Ian|
|College/School:||College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Robertson Centre|
|Journal Name:||Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism|
|Publisher:||Nature Publishing Group|