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Significant Digits and Rounding Numbers 

Significant Digits and Rounding Numbers
Chapter:
Study Design and Statistics
Author(s):

Margaret A. Winker

and Stephen J. Lurie

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Significant Digits and Rounding Numbers

When numbers are expressed in scientific and biomedical articles, they should reflect the degree of accuracy of the original measurement. Numbers obtained from mathematical calculations should be rounded to reflect the original degree of precision.

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