How does multiple testing correction work?

Nat Biotechnol. 2009 Dec;27(12):1135-7. doi: 10.1038/nbt1209-1135.


Drawing valid conclusions from an experiment often requires associating statistical confidence measures with the observed data. But these measures can be stated in terms of p-values, false discovery rates or q-values. What are the differences? And how should you decide which one to use?

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Artifacts*
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical*