European Journal of Applied Physiology

, Volume 119, Issue 9, pp 2119–2120 | Cite as

Poor statistical reporting and spin in neuromuscular fatigue research

  • Martin E. Héroux
  • Simon C. GandeviaEmail author
Letter to the Editor


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Both authors contributed to the design, preparation, and writing of this letter. Both authors read and approved the final version of the manuscript.

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Conflict of interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest in relation to the letter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neuroscience Research AustraliaSydneyAustralia
  2. 2.School of Medical SciencesUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Prince of Wales Clinical SchoolUniversity of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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