Data in the paper:


is cited in the statistical analysis in the book Clinical Trial Data Analysis using R. Can anyone help me find it?

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    $\begingroup$ Are trying to access the paper (question answered by @BenWelborn) or are you trying to get the data (spreadsheet;question I tried to answer to) used for this paper? $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Aug 18 '16 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ The full article: Effects of Treatment on Morbidity in Hypertension. $\endgroup$ – Ben Welborn Aug 18 '16 at 19:53
  • $\begingroup$ Data, spreadsheet would be nice. $\endgroup$ – TMOTTM Aug 18 '16 at 20:00
  • $\begingroup$ Can you give a more precise pointer to where (chapter/section/page number) in the book they're discussed? I couldn't find it in a quick skim through the Google books version ... $\endgroup$ – Ben Bolker Aug 18 '16 at 20:02
  • $\begingroup$ page 33, chapter 3 "treatment comparisons in clinical trials" $\endgroup$ – TMOTTM Aug 18 '16 at 20:07

Online repository

Today, most journals (although t may depend on the field) require author to upload their data. The paper you are interested in was published in 1967 (internet was invented in 1969). It is very likely that the data have not been uploaded. It is also possible that the data have never been compiled numerically but is only on paper.

Ask the authors

Your best chance is to contact the authors directly and politely ask if they can give you their data. The author might be hard to contact as well as they may have changed university, be retired or even dead.

Possible loss of data

If you can contact the authors, then it is not unlikely that the data have just been lost. The loss might be due to a flood, to a technical issue or just because they don't know where it was placed.

  • $\begingroup$ alternatively you could try contacting the book authors. Sometimes data used in a book are available from a web page associated with the book, but this is the only associated web page I could find, and it doesn't appear to have any associated supplementary materials. You could also try asking on opendata.stackexchange.com , although I don't think your chances are very good. $\endgroup$ – Ben Bolker Aug 18 '16 at 19:55

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