Implementation of statscheck to assess whether your manuscript reports its analyses accurately and in APA format
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Statistical Reporting Assessment


Copyright (c) Ian Hussey 2015 (

Released under the GPLv3+ open source license.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.



Description & purpose

Even if your data and code are publicly available, you can still fall at the last hurdle by not reporting the correct numbers in a manuscript. This script assesses whether the analyses reported in a manuscript have been reported correctly and are APA compliant using the statcheck library.

Statcheck does the following:

  1. Extracts all the analyses (t, r, F, Chi2, and Z values) reported in APA format in your manuscript
  2. Takes the test statistics and df and recomputes p values
  3. Compares the recomputed p value with the p value reported in the manuscript to check for reporting errors, and also for APA compliance.

Also useful when reviewing others' manuscripts!


Receives .txt files as input. You can export your .docx to .txt inside Word.

NB On Word for Mac, you must choose Other Encoding>"Unicode 7.0 UTF 8.0" so that linebreaks and greek letters are saved correctly.


Full and summarised output of statcheck are saved to a .txt file. Reported versus computed p values are also plotted in an annotated scatter plot.