STATISTICS
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A study was conducted to examine the peer review process. The investigators hypothesized that reviewers suggested by authors would give more favorable reviews than reviewers picked by journal editors. They obtained data on 40 manuscripts that had been reviewed by 1 authorsuggested and 1 editorsuggested reviewer. They obtained the following results:
Authorsuggested reviewer
Editorsuggested reviewer Favorable (accept/revise) Unfavorable (reject)
Favorable (accept/revise) 10 1
Unfavorable (reject) 9 20
Calculate the exact twosided pvalue associated with this outcome (calculate the exact binomial probability).
.021
.043
less than .0001
.51
.01

0.021